Campaign to promote cycling arrives in Harrogate this month
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Last updated Aug 12, 2022
Kate Auld, owner of The Personal Cyclist, (pictured at the rear) is delivering free workshops.

A campaign for anyone wishing to rediscover or start cycling is arriving in Harrogate this month.

Ten free workshops for adults will take place in Harrogate in August and September as part of the Big Bike Revival 2022; aiming to break down barriers to cycling, improve bike confidence and help people cycle more safely on the roads.

Free bikes and helmets can also be pre-booked in advance and locations include Cardale Park, Hornbeam Park, OneWellness Clubs, on Mowbray Square, St Marks Church and the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Places are filling fast, according to organisers Cycling UK, so anyone inspired to get more active by the Lionesses, Tour De France or Commonwealth Games is advised to book early.


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Workshops will be delivered by accredited British Cycling coach, Kate Auld, from The Personal Cyclist, which is based in Harrogate.

She said:

“These sessions are about encouraging and supporting everyone to try cycling again. I wanted to get behind this important campaign to help everyone rediscover the joys of cycling in daily life; from getting fitter to saving money on fuel.”

According to latest research by Cycling UK, leisure cycling increased from 35% to 55% during 2020 and 42% of people in England own or have access to a bike. In 2020 this rose to 47%.

To book contact Kate on 07779 152750 or email: [email protected].

The full programme:

BIKE CONFIDENCE SESSIONS:

  • Tuesday, August 1 at 12pm, Cardale Park
  • Tuesday, August 20 at 12pm, OneWellness Clubs
  • Wednesday, September 7 at 10am, St Marks Church
  • Thursday, September 8 at 1pm, Hornbeam Park
  • Tuesday, September 13 at 12pm, Great Yorkshire Showground

SOCIAL CYCLE DATES:

  • Wednesday, August 17 at 12pm, from Cardale Park
  • Wednesday, August 31 at 12pm, from One Wellness Clubs
  • Thursday, September 8 at 10am, from St Marks Church (WAITLIST)
  • Friday, September 9 at 1pm, from Hornbeam Park
  • Wednesday, September 14 at 12pm, from the Great Yorkshire Showground

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