Cycling is, in its simplest form, pretty straightforward. Most of us learn when we are young, but lose touch when a car becomes the go-to for getting around. It’s then easy to lose the key cycling skills you would have developed without even knowing. This makes it harder to:
– signal with one hand off the handlebars
– look around you while moving
– manoeuvre around tight corners or through small spaces
– get on and off your bike
– feel confident around other road users
Sound familiar? The great news is, it’s easy to learn or get these skills back – plus you can have fun, get fit and make friends in the process.
Hello Velo! skills sessions
Over the course of five weeks, we will progress through simple skills exercises to get you feeling confident on your bike. The sessions will be tailored to the techniques you want to develop, with the aim of making you feel comfortable to ride anywhere.
The sessions are designed for women who can already ride but want to banish any cycling gremlins and improve their overall ability. All activities will be low-speed with a ‘no silly questions’ and ‘no fitness tests’ approach.
- Women-only sessions
- Aged 18+
- Traffic-free, tarmac coaching space
- BYOB (bring your own bike – and helmet) – with road, hybrid, mountain bikes and e-bikes all welcome.
- Female coach – Get to know me, here.
I’ll next be running a course in spring/summer 2023 due to having a baby. Please feel free to get in touch if you’d like any advice on other ways you can get riding with local groups in the meantime – and you can register your interest for future courses below.
Below are some kind words and images from previous courses and group rides (hover over to stay on one of the slides for longer).