Evans and Cycle Training UK team up for free seminars in London this month

Events to take place at Wimbledon, Spitalfields and Mortimer Street

by Simon_MacMichael   February 8, 2014  

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Bike retailer Evans Cycles has teamed up with Cycle Training UK to host seminars at three of its London stores this month aimed at building the confidence of people new to cycling, as well as existing riders.

The group sessions, which will all start at 6.30pm and end at 8.00pm - the training itself lasts an hour, and there will be refreshments - take place at the company's stores in Wimbledon (18 February), Spitalfields (19 February) and Mortimer Street (20 February).

Each is free to attend, but Evans, which last year backed the London Cycling Campaign's #Space4Cycling campaign, says that space is limited; that makes booking essential, and you can sign up here.

As part of their partnership, Evans and Cycle Training UK are offering a 10 per cent discount on the latter's 1:1 individual lessons - Michelle Arthurs of Evans took part in  one of those last year and you can read her thoughts on it here.

Speaking of this month's seminars, she said: "Whether you’re a regular cyclist, or brand new to riding, a short training course that takes just two hours could do a lot to help you hone your skills, and address any concerns or worries you have.”

Evans also recommends that cyclists in London check with their local borough to see if free cycle training is available.

 

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London, always fecking London....

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posted by Gkam84 [8634 posts]
8th February 2014 - 14:08

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'London- and very nearly London-based companies do something in London' shocker.

posted by andyp [775 posts]
8th February 2014 - 15:30

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I'm sure something similar in every UK city could be organised, there are lots of cycle training companies around. Here is Cardiff there is an Evans and Cycle Training Wales too.

for me - The ride is about adventure, camaraderie and the sense of accomplishment that comes after a long day in the saddle.

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posted by Mountain-Nic [119 posts]
8th February 2014 - 17:53

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Exactly, Evans is a national company, with stores all over and Cycle Training UK, surely it is in their name, they are UK wide aswell....

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posted by Gkam84 [8634 posts]
8th February 2014 - 19:08

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CTUK (despite the name) plies its trade only in London. AFAIK there is no single national organisation which delivers cycle skills training. Some local authorities offer courses and the Dft's Bikeability signposts to providers. Hats off to Evans for getting involved. If it proves popular they may roll it out to the provinces...

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posted by Him Up North [98 posts]
8th February 2014 - 22:28

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"To the provinces"? That's going to get the country yokels lighting their haystacks and brandishing their pitchforks!

Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

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posted by jmaccelari [141 posts]
9th February 2014 - 15:43

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