Bexley Council promotes free summer cycling courses for children

photo Lionel Shapiro Children in Bexley can enjoy the council's summer programme of cycling lessons


 

Bexley Council has been praised for running free cycling courses for local children over the Summer.

The courses aim to give cyclists basic safety awareness using a mixture of fun off-road exercises and practical on-road training as part of Level 2 Bikeability training (the new name for National Standard Cycle Training).

The courses are open to anyone aged 10 or over, who lives or goes to school in the borough.

Each course is 10 hours long (two hours each, morning or afternoon) for five days.

Children must attend every session to complete the course, and must provide a roadworthy bicycle plus an approved cycle helmet (not full-face).

Frances Renton of Bexley Cyclists (the local LCC group) said, "We welcome these courses to build childrens' cycling skills, and adults should note there are also two excellent and very experienced cycle trainers who can give adult lessons too."

Places on the courses are limited and must be pre-booked. For further information or to book a place, call the Bexley Council Road Safety Team on 020 8308 7857 or email roadsafetyeducation@bexley.gov.uk

Course times and locations

Monday 2 August - Friday 6 August

9:30am to 11:30am
Beths Grammar School, Hartford Road, Bexley

1pm to 3pm
Erith School, Avenue Road, Erith

Monday 09 August - Friday 13 August

9:30am to 11:30am
Welling School, Elsa Road, Welling

1pm to 3pm
Holy Trinity Lamorbey CE Primary School, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup

Monday 16 August - Friday 20 August

9:30am to 11:30am
Belmont Primary School, Belmont Road, Erith

1pm to 3pm
Days Lane Primary School, Days Lane, Sidcup

1pm to 3pm
Mayplace Primary School, Woodside Road, Barnhurst

Monday 23 August - Friday 27 August

9:30am to 11:30am
Erith School, Avenue Road, Erith

9:30am to 11:30am
Beths Grammar School, Hartford Road, Bexley

1pm to 3pm
Welling School, Elsa Road, Welling

1pm to 3pm
Akwood School, Woodside Road, Bexleyheath

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