People in Kendal can take advantage of free cycle training from next month, thanks to the town’s cycle club.
Kendal Cycle Club was awarded £1,750 by South Lakeland District Council’s Climate Change Community Fund to deliver training for 60 adults.
The aim of the course is to give cyclists the skills and confidence to ride in diverse road environments and tackle complex and busy road junctions.
The one-day training will be provided by Cyclewise, a Cumbria-based Bikeability training provider.
Following on from the training, Kendal Cycle Club will provide support for people who wish to do more cycling or explore different aspects of cycling.
Iain Childs, coach at Kendal Cycle Club, said: “Across the UK more and more people are cycling.
“One of the biggest barriers for people to ride their bikes is confidence on the road.
“Providing people with the knowledge and skills will reduce this barrier to cycling and make them feel more comfortable riding in and around Kendal.
“As a community club, we see the mental and physical benefits of riding a bike and want to support others to be able to cycle for commuting, leisure and sport.”
Sessions will take place on June 19, June 26, July 10 and July 31 at Kendal Leisure Centre from 9.30am to 4pm.