Training

Back in the Saddle

Cycle training for nervous parent cyclists who are thinking of getting back on but need help

We are now taking registrations for our next course starting Saturday 3 November!

In September a new scheme will be launched in Chiswick to enable nervous cyclists who may like to get back on their bikes to cycle with their kids. Hounslow Cycling Campaign, in conjunction with the London Borough of Hounslow and Ealing Council, has organised accredited trainers.

The next course – completely free – will run over four Saturdays, starting on 3 November, in Chiswick. There will be two adult-centred classes (2 hours each), followed by two classes for adults and children. Tabards will be supplied, bikes and helmets are being sourced to try out. Lessons will include safety, courtesy and road legislation. The course will be fun and safe. For those who complete the course there will be rewards and gifts (mainly for the kids! )

Anyone who has watched their child do Bikeability at school, or seen how much their kid likes cycling in the park and thought they would like to have a go once more, can get back in the saddle. Courses are tailored to the participants.

Trainers are accredited with the Department of Transport, fully insured, with DBS. They have carried out thousands of hours of training, with adults (eg. lorry drivers), primary and secondary school pupils.

For further information, or to book your place, email training@hounslowcycling.org

Families “graduating” from our first course with prizes presented by Ruth Cadbury MP and Cllr Andrew Steed of Southfield Ward, London Borough of Ealing.