Family learn to cycle and cycle confidence event

  • Family learn to cycle and cycle confidence event

    • Date: 3rd April 2023
    • Location: Athletics Track, Swindon County Ground, SN1 2ED
    • Time: 12:30 - 16:30
    • Cost: £0.00

    A free event aimed at giving local people the skills and confidence to ride a bike in a friendly and supportive traffic-free environment.

    Come along to this free event - a hub of support and advice for anyone interested in getting cycling. We aim to help anyone gain the skills and confidence to make journeys by bike. A range of cycles and helmets will be available to borrow if required, as well as support for participants in finding a low-cost bike of their own. Alongside sessions for adults and teens, Paul Ashman will be running children’s skills sessions which will cover everything from balance-bike skills to learning to cycle, and cycling confidence on pedal bikes. There will be free basic bike repairs, bike security marking and local experts on hand. British Cycling ride leaders will also be leading some novice-friendly guided rides. See the links below to book your place on the guided rides via the Let's Ride.

    Local bike shops Mitchell Cycles, Recycles and E-motion will be attending offering a range of cycles to try, from e-bikes to tricycles to children's trailers. Along with opening the doors for people to try our range of adapted cycles at the track, today we'll be welcoming Tomcat, a custom built manufacturer of disability trikes for adults and children. Tomcat can provide advice and support on helping get people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities or emerging mobility problems to move more easily through the help of cycles. Booking for children's and adults cycle sessions is required to secure a place but otherwise the event is a drop in event between 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Free 1:1 and private group cycle confidence sessions are also bookable on request, please contact:

    The events are run by volunteers in coordination with Swindon Borough Council, thanks to a Together Fund grant received from Sustrans and Sport England.