Cycle training for parents who would like to cycle with their children as a family group. This course is now closed.
Back in the Saddle is a training course based 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 days, starting on 8 April, in Chiswick. Following this, there will be another course starting on 8 June.
There will be four classes of 2 hours each and adults and children should attend all four classes. Tabards will be supplied for adults and children. 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.
Families “graduating” from our first course in October 2018