Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Get Ready to Ride

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Get Ready to Ride

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ON yer bike! Yes, it's coming up to Bike Week - June 15-23 - an annual event to promote cycling, and show how it can be part of everyday life.

Cycling is a great activity for families because it's something you can do together whether you are three, 30 or a lot older; and it's ideal from the fittest to the not so fit.

You just have to adjust what you do and where you go.

The idea of Bike Week is to show the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, and it aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to the local shops, school, the library or just to visit friends.

There are lots of ideas to get you on your bike and events and activities to make it easier to get the whole family involved.

Cycle skills training WITH new national standards in place for child and adult cycle training, there's never been a better time to get back on your bike. Get your confidence through training and be ready to cycle anywhere.

There are a number of resources available to people, including: Complete your Bikeability: A fun way to give you the skills and confidence to cycle in modern road conditions. Call the National Cycle Training Helpline on 0844 736 8640/ 8461 (office hours), or visit Professional skills trainers: Where none are available locally, contact your local authority, cycle club or campaign for help.

Adult beginner - easy ride, out on the back-roads: Find out where the quiet back-roads and good quality cycle trails with smooth surfacing are in your local area. Cycle routes can be found at

Parent and children ride - family routes for the future: These events aim to bring parents and children together on their bikes with the aim of developing long term cycling use.

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