Kendal Cycle Club secures grant to deliver cycle training for local residents

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Kendal Cycle Club has secured a grant of £1,750 from a local council’s Climate Change Community Fund to deliver adult cycle training for 60 adults to Bikeability Level 3. Participants will be given the skills and confidence so they can ride in diverse road environments, including complex, often busy roads and junctions. The training will be provided by Cyclewise, a Cumbria-based Bikeability training provider. Following on from the training, Kendal Cycle Club will provide support for people who wish to do more cycling or explore different aspects of cycling.

As the local council, South Lakeland District Council says: “Cycling provided highly efficient transport before carbon-intensive travel became widespread, and it is part of the solution for a low-carbon future. It is one of the simplest lifestyle choices that individuals can make to reduce their carbon footprint. It also has huge benefits for their health, their finances and their neighbourhoods.”

Iain Childs, Coach at Kendal Cycle Club, said: “Across the UK more and more people are cycling. One of the biggest barriers for people to ride their bikes is confidence on the road. Providing people with the knowledge and skills will reduce this barrier to cycling and make them feel more comfortable riding in and around Kendal. As a community club, we see the mental and physical benefits of riding a bike and want to support others to be able to cycle for commuting, leisure and sport.”

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