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Doncaster residents benefit from free cycle training

 

27 May 2014

 

Doncaster employees and residents are being given the chance to try cycling for up to three months for free as part of a cycling initiative by Inmotion!

Participants can borrow a pedal or electric bike together with all the accessories including helmets, bike locks and lights.

Free maintenance sessions, route advice, cycling and advanced commuter safety skills training is also on offer as part of the scheme to improve cycling confidence and ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.

The training is designed to equip people with the essential skills for getting on a bike and making more trips by bike. There are a wide range of sessions throughout the year; across Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield.

They cover the whole spectrum of abilities, from complete beginners right through to confident cyclists looking to cycle more safely on the busier roads across the region.

Jeff Carroll, from Pedal Ready, who delivers training in Doncaster and Sheffield, said: “We provide professional and friendly cycle training sessions and can tailor the programme to the needs of the cyclist. From teaching adults how to ride a bike, to guided sessions on how to improve their cycling confidence riding on quiet 'traffic free' routes or cycle paths, busier mixed use roads and eventually riding around the town centre.

“Cycling doesn’t just improve your level of fitness, it’s a good way to lose those unwanted pounds, and help to reduce the risk of a range of health problems. You can cycle as part of your normal daily routine – by cycling to work, to see friends or even to get to the local shops – rather than having to find additional time for exercise.”

Nick Dew, scheme participant from i-Education, said: “I used the bike to cycle to and from work every day and it has definitely inspired me to carry on doing this in the future. I feel healthier, fitter and it is faster to get to work as there is no sitting in traffic.”

Steph Corby from Doncaster, a recent participant in a Learn to Ride session at the Keepmoat Stadium, added: “I thoroughly enjoyed it. The trainer made it very interesting and gave me lots of confidence. I am looking forward to the next session.”

As part of the programme in Doncaster, one hour sessions are held every Friday 2pm to 5pm at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. To book a place or find out about sessions in other areas visit inmotion.co.uk or contact the Inmotion! Team at travel@inmotion.co.uk