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Free Cycle Training For East Riding Residents

Free Cycle Training For East Riding Residents

Published by Karen Liu at 12:52pm 8th June 2020.

There is a chance for East Riding residents to get free bespoke cycle training.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council says during the lockdown, many residents have been walking and cycling as part of their daily exercise; and it is keen for people to continue as the restrictions are eased.

Its Road Safety Team is offering safe, free personal cycle training to support residents in this transition.

The sessions will help to give adults and children aged 11 and over the opportunity to gain the skills and confidence to cycle more regularly as workplaces, shops and schools begin to reopen.

The council’s Road Safety Team would like to see walking and cycling become a ‘new normal’ for people who only have short, daily journeys.

Principal road safety officer Steve Wigley said:

“We’ve seen a lot of people across the county walking and cycling more regularly in the past couple of months.

Now is the perfect opportunity for us all to really look hard at our future travel habits and to convert these leisure activities into active commuter journeys, reducing the overall number of vehicles on our roads, the current burden on public transport and dependence on cars, creating cleaner, less congested and more enjoyable environments.”

Councillor Chris Matthews, portfolio holder for strategic management, said:

“As we all know, daily physical exercise has a huge impact on improving our physical and mental health which East Riding of Yorkshire Council is extremely keen to encourage.

We want to support more of our residents with the opportunity to access free cycle training giving them the necessary road skills to make cycling their regular way to travel.”

For more information, advice or to discuss free cycle training requirements, please email: road.safety.training@eastriding.gov.uk

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Zen master7, on 9th June 2020 8:26am
Training is a good idea.
How've until we sort out the crazies that use the town as a race track
We've all seen, heard them, it is simply too dangerous to
commute to work in Scarborough.
Helmets need to be made compulsory too. Makes me
laugh when I see a family out on bikes, the kids with
helmets and the parents without.
Barra, on 17th June 2020 3:17pm
Another waste of money by East Riding council, make no wonder they are always moaning that they don’t have enough cash, the leader of the council Richard Burton should take a pay cut.

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