Council offers summer holiday safe cycling courses for children

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Council offers summer holiday safe cycling courses for children

Cheshire West and Chester Council, working in partnership with Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service, has launched a series of workshops to help children improve their cycling skills.

The sessions will be held at Frodsham Fire Station from 7 to 11 August and are aimed at six to 12 year olds. They will offer children the opportunity to learn to ride and then to improve on basic skills.

Provided by trainers Cycle Experience, the 'Learn to Ride' course offers either one or two hours of riding in a traffic-free environment for beginners and then a Level One workshop helps with balance and control.

Level One takes place off-road, for example, on a playground, and is designed to develop the basic control skills and understanding fundamental to being able to ride on the road.

These skills include getting on and off the bike, starting, stopping, pedalling, riding in a straight line, looking behind and signalling without wobbling.

The summer holidays provide an ideal opportunity for parents to book their children on these courses to improve their cycling skills.
"This series of workshops will help six to 12 year olds increase their cycling confidence by learning to ride safely.

Children must have a road-worthy bike and a helmet to enrol on a course and must be dressed according to the weather with suitable shoes and appropriate clothing.

Booking is easy and can be completed on-line by visiting www.cycleexperience.com/holidaycourses and selecting the course preferred.

The course itself is free but a £5 booking fee will be charged per booking.

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