Powys residents are encouraged to get ‘On Your Bike’
Residents in Powys who would like to cycle more but are lacking in confidence now have the opportunity to take part in a free training session, thanks to Powys County Council.
The ‘On Your Bike’ initiative was launched last year by the Council’s Road Safety Unit, thanks to funding from the Welsh Government.
Aimed at all adults regardless of their cycling ability, the initiative sees participants have a one hour assessment with a qualified National Standards Cycling Instructor. The initiative is completely free for Powys residents.
Whether you would like to cycle more with your children, take a more sustainable approach to your journey to work or just increase your confidence cycling in traffic, the assessment can be tailored to meet your specific needs.
Cllr John Brunt, Cabinet Member for Road Safety, said: “Cycling has so many great benefits but it can be a daunting experience for those who haven’t cycled for a long time.
“Our new scheme will boost your confidence and provide key skills to help you become safer cyclists when on the roads.”
Sarah Morris, the council’s Senior Road Safety Officer, said: “Our Instructors will offer you help and guidance in a warm and friendly manner, whatever your ability.
“In addition to the one hour individual session, you could also book a group session for you and your friends, where we will bring the scheme to you. We even have the opportunity to hire bicycles, so why not discover if cycling could be your new hobby.”
For more information or to register for the scheme, please contact the road safety unit on 01597 826637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can visit the Unit’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/RoadSafetyPowys