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  • 25th JUL 2014

    Cycle Training Launched at Bicester Leisure Centre

    By Emma Price in Sports

    Cycling proficiency for the 21st century launched in Bicester

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    Parkwood Leisure and National Governing Body for cycling, British Cycling, have teamed up to deliver high quality cycle training to young people in Cherwell.

    Throughout the summer, a series of Bikeability courses will take place at Bicester Leisure Centre, which will help young people to learn to ride safely on today’s roads.

    The courses will be delivered by British Cycling trained instructors and will give young people the opportunity to achieve Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Bikeability, to build the riders’ confidence of cycling on the roads and commuting to school.

    Vicky Spencer, British Cycling’s Cycle Training Manager, said: “Bikeability empowers more people to start cycling; increasing their health and well-being and making Britain’s roads a better place to be.

    “By working alongside Bicester Leisure Centre to deliver Bikeability training, we aim to equip young people in Cherwell with the skills to make everyday trips by bike. We hope to inspire a new generation of safer, more confident cyclists who continue cycling for many years to come.”

    The Bikeability courses are part of Parkwood Leisure’s newly formed Change Gear brand introduced to encourage more people into cycle-based activities.

    The first courses took place during July and were a huge success with many parents feeding back positively to the centre.

    The courses are in high demand and more dates have been planned for the remainder of the holidays, to get more children cycling safely this summer.