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Free cycle training for children over the summer

Free cycle training, usually offered through schools, has been scheduled from 20 July to 27 August 2020 to ensure that children over the age of 10 can still receive this vital safety training.

The free sessions, run and hosted by Bikeright and HYPE Merseyside, take place throughout the summer on Mondays to Fridays.

All courses are 9am till 3pm and take place in small, friendly groups of six children with two qualified instructors. Instructors have been trained to operate to current hygiene and social distancing guidelines.

Cllr Liz Grey, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change at Wirral Council said: “Riding a bike is great exercise and a fantastic way to travel around the borough and, while so many of us have enjoyed cycling even more over the last few months, it is essential that we are doing so as safely as possible and that we teach our children this too.

“Sessions can not only provide vital safety advice but can help children become more confident by improving their cycling skills and sharing the experience with others in a small group.”

You can view and book upcoming cycle training sessions by visiting the Bikeright website.  

The next available sessions in Wirral include:

Children attending the sessions are expected to have basic riding ability and their own bicycle and helmet in order to participate in group training.

Sessions are booking up quickly, so residents are encouraged to book onto the sessions quickly so as not to miss out.

The sessions, normally offered through our schools, is coordinated by Liverpool Combined Authority led by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and the five other local authorities Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens.