ADULTS across West Yorkshire can benefit from free cycle training sessions aimed at helping more people to choose to travel by bike.

The scheme is being delivered as part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect programme, enabling more people to travel by bike and on foot.

It builds on the success of previous rounds of free adult cycle training offered through the CityConnect programme since 2017.

This year’s sessions are open to all and see some new options. Improver level is for those who can ride competently but want to gain skills and confidence to ride alongside other road users. Two levels of bike maintenance training are also on offer – with a half-day Basic maintenance course or full-day Improver level option. There are advanced, one-to-one sessions for those wanting to make regular journeys by bike, such as commuting to work or college.

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee, said: “Cycling is becoming ever more popular as a way of getting, but we know many people lack the confidence or support they needs to make more journeys by bike."

Zahida Rafiq, who learned to ride a bike through the training, said: “For anyone wondering whether cycle training would work for them, I’d say go along and give it a try."

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