Young people lucky enough to receive a new bicycle in their stocking this year can take advantage of free cycling lessons.
Bolton Council, in conjunction with Bolton Community Leisure Trust, is to run a series of sessions over the festive period and into the new year at Leverhulme Community Club.
Aimed at young people aged five to 11, the sessions will be conducted on the club’s outdoor track. For the second year running the sessions will be supported by a Bikeability officer to allow parents to teach their children to ride competently and safety.
Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Ebrahim Adia, said: “Traditionally, lots of children receive a new bike at Christmas and can’t wait to get out and about on it. The Bikeability sessions provide a safe and controlled environment for young people to get used to riding independently.
“Last year’s scheme was really successful and we had some great feedback from parents who were pleased to see their children gain confidence over the sessions. It’s a great way of getting families out in the fresh air together and, what’s more, the sessions are free, which is an added bonus at this time of year.”
The cycling sessions will be held between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Wednesday, December 29 and Thursday, December 30 and every Saturday in January, except January 2.
Children must be accompanied by an adult and are advised to wear a cycling helmet.
There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day.