As Lockdown rules and regulations become more relaxed, Hounslow Council has reintroduced its ever popular adult cycle training from next Tuesday, 26 May.
Published: Friday, 22nd May 2020
Run in conjunction with Bikeworks, it is aimed at cyclists who feel a little nervous about cycling on roads or busy cycle paths. Complete beginners can take advantage of the instruction too. Each trainee will be designated their own experienced instructor who will observe social distancing rule of two metres at all times. They will also be wearing proper PPE.
Bikeworks, in partnership with the council are able to provide anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough, two free sessions of one-to-one cycle training. The lessons can take place in a location convenient to the trainees and Bikeworks can provide the bikes, helmets and hi vis if required. All equipment will be sterilised before and after sessions.
Anyone interested in taking part needs to book on the Bikeworks website at the link below. You must be 16 years of age or above. You will be required to make a payment of £5 as a deposit which will be refunded on completion of your training. You will also be asked to confirm that you and the people you live with, have been symptom free for 14 days.
Cllr Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Transport Services at Hounslow Council said: "The adult cycle training was a very popular service which we provided pre-lockdown, so it is great that we are able to re-introduce it to our residents, especially now that we are having some nice weather.
"The council has always had a reputation for encouraging cycling and it is particularly appropriate during the Covid-19 crisis as we are all using our cars less and less. I am sure these sessions will be extremely popular again and I look forward to seeing a whole new generation of cyclists taking part".