Join Sheffield’s Tour de France celebration event Saturday 2nd July 2016

CÔTE DE WINCOBANK HILL CLIMB II Test your pedal power on Wincobank’s world famous Jenkin Road! 11am – 1pm

COMMUNITY EVENT A fun challenge for anyone, any age to ride or push their bike or scooter to the top of Wincobank Hill without risk of danger from traffic with certificates and t-shirts for all finishers. Come and try the 7 seater conference bike and see how far you and your friends can get up the hill.

11:00 – 12:00 Half Hill Climb from Jenkin Avenue to the top!

11:00 – 13:00 Whole Hill Climb (well, nearly) from Lincoln Street to the top!

CÔTE DE JENKIN ROAD TIME TRIAL 14:00 – 16.30

Come and cheer on the super serious cyclists as they race against the clock from Lincoln Street to the finish line at the top!

britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/134197/Cote-de-Jenkin-Road-Hill-Climb

*The road will be open from 1pm – 1.30pm to allow residents to get in or out.

Provision will also be made for emergency access during the day. Letters with full details will be sent to affected residents.

Why not pop-in to the Community Fete on Wincobank Common:

  • refreshments and the presentation of souvenir certificates
  • cycle activity – come and try some weird and wacky bikes
  • fun fundraising
  • games and activities
  • community information

We hope you can join us:

For further information or to book a stall contact Chris Fox by phone on 0114 245 4208 or 07814 719126 or by email chris@foxprom.co.uk

Please note: the plan and all details are subject to change if unforeseen circumstances dictate.

HMT Hospitals – Move More – Meadowhall – Sheffield City Council – inmotion

Join Sky Ride Sheffield Sunday 3rd July 11am-3pm

Join in a traffic-free ride from Endcliffe Park – at any time between 11 am and 3pm (8.5 km)

• Register for free at GoSkyRide.com
• Free bike hire in Tudor Square and Endcliffe Park on first come, first served basis (bring your ID)
• Bike hire also available from Russell’s Bicycle Shed at Sheffield Station (ring 0114 273 0539 or visit to pre-book)

CPD courses: Teaching adults to learn to ride/Bikeability Refresher course

Teaching adults to ride a bike for the first time

For further information contact Pedal Ready

This course is aimed at National Standards Instructors who want to work on the technique for teaching adults who cannot ride. The course will include both theoretical and practical elements and so it is essential that participants have a bike (to get to practical venue – if this is a problem give us a ring) and clothing suitable for poor weather.

Aims: To give participants an opportunity to discuss how adults learn to ride and to deliver a session to each other.

Objectives: By the end of the course, participants should have had an opportunity:

  1. to discuss the barriers adults face when trying to learn to ride a bike for the first time.
  2. to look at how a trainer can help the learner to overcome those barriers.
  3. to practice delivering a learn to ride training session to other course participants.
  4. to consider risk assessment on a learn to ride session.

The session will start in the classroom to look at and discuss the theoretical issues. We will then ride to a venue to practice delivering the practical session. We will finish off with feedback from the practical session.

You will need to bring

  • A bike
  • Packed lunch (or buy from local shop)
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather
  • Basic tools you might need for bike adjustments (There will be tools available if you are not sure what to bring)

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided

Cost £50

Bikeability Refresher course including snaking people

This mainly practical course will give instructors an opportunity to deliver level 2 outcomes and obtain feedback on their delivery. It will be an opportunity to reflect on good practice and is aimed at instructors who did their NSI course some time ago or who have not had much opportunity to deliver Bikeability.

The course will also involve a look at the principles of snaking and give participants the opportunity to practice snaking a group around.

Cost £60

Date: Contact Pedal Ready if you are interested in this course on 0114 2412775

Bikeability training for schoolchildren

Pedal Ready can deliver cycle training to Y5 and Y6 children at schools. Qualified trainers deliver Bikeability levels 1 & 2 on the playground and on quiet roads close to the school.

Children who complete the course will be able to apply the techniques they have learned to make their cycling safer.

Anyone interested in booking a course at their school or parents with queries about the course should contact (0114) 2412775 or admin@pedalready.co.uk

“Brush up your cycling skills”, says local MP

Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, took part in a city centre cycling skills session last week led by Pedal Ready instructor Ken Woodhouse.

Paul Blomfield said:
“I’ve been a cyclist all of my life, but I learned a lot in the Pedal Ready session about how to ride in traffic in the city. Doing the cycling skills session has made me recognise the risks I was taking by getting things like my positioning on the road wrong. It will definitely make my cycling safer.

“As a car driver you’re not able to drive on the roads without training, but training for cyclists hasn’t always been available. I’d say to people thinking about cycling to work, school or university that it’s worth learning about cycling skills, and not assuming you know how to negotiate urban traffic. With a basic level of training and better road awareness and understanding there’s really nothing to worry about.”

Pedal Ready’s sessions are available free to everyone in Sheffield, and offer help and advice to cyclists at every level from beginner to regular commuter.

Paul Blomfield is one of over a hundred MPs of all parties calling for a government action plan on increasing cycling, which encourages measures to include training.

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