Free sessions to brush up riders' cycling skills
FREE cycle confidence sessions are being offered to those who want to get on two wheels.
People who live in Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton or Totnes can pick up tips, brush up their skills or simply find out more about cycling to work through the sessions.
The offer comes after Team GB's success in cycling at the London 2012 Olympics and the 'Wiggo effect' saw a huge increase in the numbers of people wanting to get on their bikes.
The combination of the success of the British track and road cyclists and the recent Tour de France victory for Bradley Wiggins has led to more than 1,000 people signing up as members of British Cycling in just two weeks.
Help is at hand for those who would like to give cycling a go but have never tried it before, or lack the skills or confidence to go out and explore Devon's roads or the county's cycle networks.
Devon County Council offers free cycle confidence sessions for adults living or working in Newton Abbot, Kingsteignton and Totnes, thanks to its successful bid for Local Sustainable Transport Funding from the Department for Transport.
All sessions are run by professional and experienced instructors.
Cycle Devon's sustainable travel officer Colin Savage, said: "Our sessions are for everyone who may need a little cycling help, whether it's learning to ride a bike from scratch or brushing up on their skills — maybe to start cycling to work." For more information, log on to www.cycledevon.info or call 01803 861175 for courses in Totnes or 01626 215603 for Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton.