People in Thurrock ‘Learn to Ride’ during half term

SERP Thurrock learn to ride

A mix of adults and children recently took part in free cycle sessions, organised by Thurrock Council during half-term.

Delivered by Thurrock Council’s road safety cycle instructors, a number of free one-hour Bikeability ‘Learn to Ride’ sessions took place at Woodside School on 22 February.

The sessions are aimed at children and adults who are unable to cycle – including those struggling to master the skill, children who are ready to make the move to riding with pedals, and adults who have never learnt to cycle.

24 children (aged between 3-13 years) took part in the morning ‘Learn to Ride’ sessions – 20 of whom were able to ride without stabilizers by the end of the hour. In the afternoon, a further 14 adults and children took part in sessions.

Interested in cycle training?
SERP offers a range of Bikeability courses suitable for a variety of ages, including:

  • ‘Bikeability Transition’ provides children moving from primary to secondary school with route planning skills to help them cycle safely to their new school.
  • ‘Bikeability Ride’ provides a range of led rides on pre-determined, low traffic/traffic free routes, designed to boost confidence for people who are new to, or returning to, cycling.
  • ‘Bikeability Learn to Ride’ teaches children and adults to cycle.
  • ‘Bikeability Fix’ sessions show how to perform basic bike maintenance.

To find out more or book a place on any of the cycling courses available in Essex, visit the SERP cycling page.


26 February 2019

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