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New Peak initiative to encourage cyclists

Posted 17 September 2010
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New Peak initiative to encourage cyclists
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Those thinking of donning cycling gear for the first time will be given an introducer course as part of the latest move by the Peak District National Park Authority to encourage more people to take up the activity.

It is holding courses in partnership with Sheffield-based Pedal Ready Cycling Training co-operative, entitled Learn to Ride and Dr Bike maintenance as it bids to prompt people living in the Bakewell area to ride more.

The events - part of the Pedal Peak District programme - will be held every Sunday at the rear of the Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell between October 3rd and November 7th and may encourage some to take things further and jump on mountain bikes.

Training organiser Carol Parsons remarked: "These Sunday morning training events are designed for teenagers and adults and will be easy going, allowing people to learn at their own pace."

She said it is hoped people who do not ride or are "nervous" about doing so will come along.

Other recent initiatives by the park authority as part of Pedal Peak District included a link-up with footballers from Sheffield United, who took to the saddle as part of their pre-season training in July.

Posted by Dan Mirza
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