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. With this drop-off in time spent on two wheels, it’s 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 handle bars
– 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
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 six weeks, we will progress through simple skills exercises to get you feeling confident on your bike. These women-only sessions for ages 16 to… (there’s no limit!) will be tailored to the techniques you want to develop, with the aim of making you feel comfortable to ride anywhere you want.
All of the activities will take place on a traffic-free tarmac area, where the focus will be on road cycling skills. It’s BYOB (bring your own bike – and helmet), with road, hybrids, mountain bikes and e-bikes all welcome. We will of course be following all of the necessary Coronavirus guidelines that are valid at the time.
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.
Want to know who will be coaching you? Get to know me, here. And below are some kind words and images from previous courses and group rides (hover over to stay on one of the slides for longer).
Dates, location and cost
The next course will run for six weeks from Wednesday 3 November through to Wednesday 8 December 2021, starting at 1:45 and finishing at 3pm. All sessions take place on the multi-use games area (next to the tennis courts) in South Park, Macclesfield (SK11 8AD).
To find out more and book your free place, please visit the Let’s Ride website via this link or the button below, which will take you straight to the first session. You will need to create an account on the Let’s Ride website, then you will be able to register for the session.
If you can’t make this course but are interested in cycle coaching sessions, please complete the expression of interest form below. Once the clocks change in the spring sessions will be on weekday evenings, which may be more accessible.