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Wheels on Wednesdays – free summer cycle training on the High Peak Trail

This is an archived press release

Monday 18 July 2011

Is your bicycle in need of care and attention? Would you like to learn how to keep it running smoothly? How about a game of cycle jousting or bicycle sumo in the holidays? Or challenging the kids to a slow race in the beautiful Peak District National Park?

Wheels on Wednesdays are free ‘get yourself cycling’ sessions for adults and children in the school holidays, based at Parsley Hay Cycle Hire centre on the traffic-free High Peak Trail.

Professional cycling instructors from Pedal Ready will be at the centre (just off the A515 between Buxton and Ashbourne, SK17 ODG) each Wednesday between July 27 and August 10 from 10 am-1pm. Session dates will be extended if enough sign up.

Participants at Wheels on Wednesday can also hire bikes at half price from the Parsley Hay hire centre.

The free events will include:

  • Dr Bike service - basic cycle safety check and adjustment for your bicycle
  • Basic cycle maintenance advice - how to keep your bike running smoothly
  • Cycling games - Sumo, Jousting, Giro, Slow Race and more
  • Skills sessions and trail riding tips - become at one with your bike, and share the trails in style.

Everyone who takes part will also get an I Bike Bakewell loyalty card supported by a growing list of local cafes and retailers, and Pedal Ready partners, Sustainable Bakewell.

The training sessions are part of the Pedal Ready Peak District ‘Summer Cycling’ programme, subsidised by the Peak District National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund.

Training at Summer Cycling events is free, but donations are welcomed to help develop future events.

To be sure of a place (and cycle hire if required) book at: 0114 241 2775 or start@pedalready.co.uk  (People without a booking cannot be guaranteed a place).

Pedal Ready Peak District also offers free ‘bespoke’ cycle training sessions for families or groups, including advanced road cycle training with traffic handling skills, useful for students or commuters (use same contact details).

Check www.pedalready.co.uk  for information on new activities during the summer.

For more details on cycling in the Peak District National Park go to www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/cycle

This is an archived press release

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