Free training & tips for winter cycling in Manchester
Riding and maintenance training offered for all types of rider
Transport for Greater Manchester is encouraging cyclists to keep riding through winter with a new web page of advice and tips for keeping warm and safe in the wet, dark months.
The city also offers a range of free cycling courses and bike maintenance lessons.
The courses involve up to six hours of free one-to-one cycle training tailored to your individual needs, and the maintenance courses include advice on how to keep your bike in good shape in the winter.
For those new to cycling, or who haven’t been on a bike for a while, free ‘Learn to Ride’ courses for over-16s are also running throughout the winter at venues across Greater Manchester.
Councillor Chris Paul, Cycling Champion on the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, said: “Staying warm, riding safely and making sure your bike is in good condition is especially important at this time of year.
“Colder weather and dark evenings need not necessarily be a problem for cyclists. Our website gives some really useful advice and our cycling instructors offer free, personalised sessions that teach skills for all levels.”
The first 50 people to sign up to the one-to-one training between now and 31 January will get a free commuter cycle pack including lights and a high vis rucksack cover.
TfGM’s cycling team will attend events throughout the winter months to offer advice on all aspects of winter cycling. For more information, visit: http://cycling.tfgm.com/whats-on.htm