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HCC is offering two hours of adult cycle training for only £5 – more details from www.hants.gov.uk/my-journey or contact sarah.walker@hants.gov.uk. Training at all levels takes place on Saturday 1 September at St Bede’s Primary School, Winchester. There are four levels of training:  Complete beginners, 9am-11am; Confidence Booster level 1, 11am-1pm;  Confidence Booster level 2, 2pm- 2-4pm;  Confident Rider level 3, 4pm-6pm.

 

HCC is also offering group led cycle rides in Winchester. A gentle, sociable and supported introduction to the pleasure of cycling. Sessions are about two hours long and include mechanical checks, skills practice, and a ride tailored to the ability of the group. There will be opportunities to rest, socialise, ask questions and encourage others. • A rides - very quiet, mainly off road • B rides - quiet but slightly busier • C rides - may involve some busier roads Sessions cost £5. Anyone 16 or over can book by visiting http://www3.hants.gov.uk/my-journey

Please bring a roadworthy bike and come dressed in comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. You may choose to wear a helmet and a drink would be advisable. Bikes may be available on request.

* Sat 11th August 2pm (Family) River Park A

* Sun 26th August 10am St Catherine’s B

+ Wed 5th Sept 2pm River Park C

* Sat 22nd Sept 2pm River Park C

Where to meet: * Outside by cycle parking + Park and Ride, Bikeabout stand

WinACC works in partnership with the CTC on the Winchester Cycling Group. The Group is working with Winchester City Council to develop a cycling strategy. The strategy went to the City Council's Cabinet for approval in July 2012.

Sustrans campaigns on cycling:

Cycling safety campaign: The number of cyclists either killed or seriously injured rose by 8% in the 3rd quarter of 2011.  The Times is calling for mandatory improvements to lorries, the redesign of the most dangerous road junctions, better training for both cyclists and drivers and reduced speed limits in residential areas. To read more about the campaign and to pledge your support follow this link: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/cyclesafety/

Here is the Government's official design guide for cycle infrastructure.