Get into Gear: Cycling

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Rising fuel costs and growing concerns about our daily impact on the environment has led many people to take to their bikes, either as new commuters or as a recreational activity.

For some people, getting on a bike for the first time, or after a break can be a difficult or nerve-wracking experience.

Adults in North East Lincolnshire are now able to take part in free cycling sessions which will teach them how to ride, help them gain confidence in cycling and support them with navigating their daily commute.

The three course levels available are:

  • Adult Learn to Ride. A one-hour, one-to-one session for complete beginners. Supporting cyclists off the road to help get them get up and running on a bike.

  • Returning Rider. A two-hour session aimed at anxious cyclists or those who may not have ridden a bike for a few years and need a reintroduction.

  • Confident Commuter. A two-hour session for those who can ride but need some support in starting to ride on a regular basis. Perhaps a commute to work.

All the sessions are free thanks to Department of Transport funding in partnership with EQUANS and North East Lincolnshire Council.

Ben Frary, sports and health improvement manager for Lincs Inspire, said: “We deliver Bikeability in schools and our school holiday learn to ride sessions for children are very popular. To be able to work from North East Lincolnshire Council and EQUANS to extend this offer to adults will only help to encourage more people to safely cycle to work or to enjoy cycling for pleasure.”

Anthony Snell, Senior Transport Officer at EQUANS, said “Cycling has many benefits; from improving physical and mental health and wellbeing, to reducing carbon emissions and cutting costs.

“We are delighted to be able to work with Lincs Inspire to make cycling a possibility for those in our community who haven’t previously had the opportunity to learn, haven’t been on their bikes for a long time or want to take the next step in their cycling journey.

“We hope to see more and more people out on their bikes this summer, enjoying all the benefits cycling brings.”

Lincs Inspire is a registered Bikeability training provider whose coaches are fully qualified instructors.

For further information about all the adult cycling sessions and booking links, visit:

Adult Cycling