Children on their bike for 2010 

14/12/09

Children will have the opportunity to work off some Christmas turkey with a series of Bikeability sessions over the new year.

Leverhulme Community Club, run by Bolton Community Leisure Trust in partnership with Bolton Council and NHS Bolton, will provide a number of free sessions in December and January for children aged 5 to 11 accompanied by their parents or carers.

On the outdoor track at the club, children will be able to learn to ride safely with support from a fully qualified instructor from the Bikeability programme.

Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “The Bikeability sessions will be a great way for the borough’s children to start 2010 with a fun, free and healthy activity.”

“Organised sessions like this mean that children can learn a new skill in a safe and enjoyable environment.”

The sessions will take place from 10.30am until 12.30pm on Monday December 28, Tuesday December 29 and Wednesday Dec 30, and on Saturdays throughout January, excluding January 2.

No booking is required, and young people of varied ability will be welcomed. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and it is strongly recommended that children wear a bike helmet at the sessions.

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