Free cycling sessions to improve skills and confidence to be held in Harrogate
Last updated Aug 18, 2023
The sessions aim to improve skills and confidence.

Harrogate residents will be able to attend free cycling workshops to improve their skills and confidence on the road in September.

Kate Auld, founder of The Personal Cyclist, has teamed up with the Harrogate branch of Sweaty Betty and bike recycling charity, Resurrection Bikes, to host sessions on basic bike maintenance and necessary skills to encourage a more active mode of travel.

Attendees will be able to borrow bikes on the day and can expect a Sweaty Betty gift voucher.

The sessions come as part of the Big Bike Revival 2023 – a nationwide programme to make cycling more accessible.

It is backed by Cycling UK, which aims to engage with 45% of those defined as non-regular cyclists and hopes to create 50,000 new cycling trips this year.

Ms Auld told the Stray Ferret:

“September’s a great time to get back in the saddle.

“We want to help as many people as possible and give them a boost to their confidence and health, understand their bikes better and enable them to ride more safely.”

Sessions will run at Sweaty Betty on Saturday, September 23, and Saturday, September 30 from 10am -11.30am, as well as Sunday, September 24 from 2.30 – 4pm and Sunday, October 1, from, 11am – 12.30pm.

There will also be a skills session at 6pm on Monday, September 25, at So! Bar on Cold Bath Road.

Sunday sessions will feature mechanic Nicola Doody, from Liv York, a bike store dedicated to women, to provide further insight.

Those interested can email [email protected] to register, or contact @thepersonalcyclist on Facebook or Instagram.

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