Free Cycle training rides in Yeovil

Fri Apr 6

If you have friends or family that would like to start cycling then this may be just the thing to get them going

Beat the jams and feel good: Start to Cycle in Yeovil - free rides open to adults. A new opportunity to boost your confidence at cycling and to feel better is starting in April. Group cycle rides will last around an hour and mainly be on cycle paths with some sections on quiet roads. It's a chance to meet other beginner and returning cyclists and explore Yeovil's network of paths and side roads that are perfect for cycling, whether for leisure or commuting.

The first four rides are; Monday 16th April at 10am, Wed 2nd May at 7.15pm, Monday 21st May at 10am, Wed 6th June at 7.15pm

'Start to Cycle' is an initiative from the Yeovil Wellbeing Alliance, a new partnership which aims to help people become more healthy. The member organisations delivering these rides are the Healthy Lifestyles team at South Somerset District Council, Yeovil Family Church and voluntary sector support charity Spark. You must have a bike in working order, wear a helmet, agree to follow the leaders instructions and sign a disclaimer. Matt Day from Spark said "We are trialling these rides to see if there is interest. Cycling is great exercise but joining a road cycling club can be daunting and not for everyone. These no pressure, all-ability social rides will be a gentle introduction to cycling for novices or those who want a refresher of how to ride safely in town. With the ongoing traffic jams and the town's growing population, it's a good time to start or return to cycling."

Places are free but limited so booking is required - please email active@southsomerset.gov.uk or call Sam on 01935 462346 or Catherine on 462347 to secure your place.


David Notley