Cycle training scheme launched

This article was published in 1999, in Newsletter 24.

Several years ago, Cambridge Cycling Campaign ran a two-day adult cycle training course, in conjunction with the Cycle Friendly Employers Scheme.

In June we will launch a brand new cycle training scheme for Cambridge. It is aimed specifically at adults, to complement the County Council’s existing schools-based programme. It will offer two distinct types of training – one-to-one individual sessions (rather like driving lessons) and group sessions (aimed primarily at companies). A partnership of Cambridge City Council, Cambridge Cycling Campaign, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Cycle Friendly Employers Scheme is running the project.

Staff from York, on whose established scheme the Cambridge one is largely based, will themselves train the trainers. Importantly, the Cambridge trainers will be paid an hourly rate for their time, and trainees will in turn pay a contribution to the running costs of the scheme. For more information, please contact David Meiklejohn phone 475136 e-mail

Clare Macrae