Free essential cycling skills training for adults

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As part of the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places initiative, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is working with Cycling Scotland to hold Essential Cycling Skills training for adults.

As well as a two hour training session Essential Cycling Skills (ECS) has a suite of resources available to help boost the confidence of those new to or returning to cycling and give them the necessary skills to negotiate on-road journeys or commutes.

These resources include an ECS app available on Apple and Android, instructional short videos and a downloadable ECS Guide.

Please click: here for a link to the Essentials Cycling Skills webpage, videos, app and downloadable ECS Quick Guide.

This training is free but you must have a bike in good working order and a helmet. Each lesson lasts around two hours.

This an outdoor session so wear suitable clothing.

You will have a choice of the following session times: 10am-12pm; 1pm -3pm and 6pm -8pm.

The sessions will be run in the following locations:

Stornoway 5th June - Bridge Community Centre, Embankment, Bayhead, Stornoway, HS1 2DU

Tarbert 6th June - Sir Edward Scott School, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, HS3 3BG

Leverburgh 7th June – Church of Scotland, Leverburgh, Isle of Harris, HS5 3TS

Lochmaddy 8th June - Lochmaddy Primary School, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5AA

Balivanich 9th June - Balivanich Community Centre, Tindill Close, Balivanich, Isle of Benbecula, HS7 5LG

Lochboisdale 10th June - Southend Community Hall, Daliburgh, Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist, HS8 5SS

Castlebay 12th June - Castlebay Community School, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, HS9 5XD

To book or for any additional information please email n.ingram@cne-siar.gov.uk or call 01851 822667.