Introduction

The real benefits of cycling far outweigh the perceived dangers, indeed it is now safer than ever to ride a bike. With a little planning, journeys can be made which avoid busy roads and will probably take you through pleasant areas you have not discovered before.

Making sure your cycle is in a roadworthy condition and fits you properly will not only make it safer to use, but will also greatly increase your comfort and enjoyment, and minimise the amount of effort you need to put in.

Understanding basic cycle maintenance will also make your cycle safer to use, as well as increasing its life expectancy.

There are many cycle skills training courses available to people of all ages. Often it is just a little guidance and knowledge that can make all the difference to your confidence when cycling.

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This section of the website is where you can access lots of useful information to get you, and your family, geared-up with the knowledge to get the most out of the wonderful world of cycling. Use the tabs above to find out about choosing the right bike for different people and purposes, riding confidently in a variety of conditions, what to wear, and where to cycle – whether for pleasure or other trip purposes. Take time to explore the information available here, which has been researched by those with a good deal of experience in helping more people discover the joys of cycling.