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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01851 822667.