Cycle Training

This article was published in 1996, in Newsletter 8.

A recurring theme in the questionnaires on our membership forms has been the request for adult cycle training. This has fitted in perfectly with plans in the Cycle Challenge bid, and so we’re happy (and relieved) to announce the first Cambridge Cycling Campaign “Better Cycling” course.

The course will be taught by trainers from York City Council, including Ken Spence, who was our invited speaker at the April meeting.

The emphasis will be on cycling confidently and skilfully, rather than the all-too-often heard “get off and walk” school of “road safety”.

Topics on the two-day course include:

  • getting to know your bike
  • sound basic cycling skills
  • feeling safer and more confident on the road
  • more advanced cycling techniques
  • your rights as a road user

For those who don’t feel sufficiently confident to cycle to the course, we’ve even arranged bike-hire (£6 per day), courtesy of Geoff’s Bike Hire.

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Saturday 26th October and Saturday 16th November, 10:00 – 4:30.
Where: Long Road Sixth Form College.
Cost: CCC Members & unwaged: £16 for both days, or £12 for one day.

Others: £20 for both days, or £15 for one day.

Please display the enclosed poster, to help advertise the course.

For further details, contact Debby on 316101. CCC members are welcome to attend, but we advise booking early, as places are limited in number.

Debby and Clare