If the Olympic cyclists are inspiring you to get on your bike, then why not bring the whole family to one of the free supervised family bike rides at Dinton Pastures this summer?
Wokingham Borough Council’s cycling instructors are running free family rides every Saturday morning from August 4 until September 8 between 10am to 12noon. The rides will start and finish at the Dragonfly Café at Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst.
The rides are aimed at the inexperienced cyclist and will be led by the borough council’s trained ride leaders, at a gentle pace, so that no one gets left behind. There will be a choice of routes, starting with short easy rides but with the chance to progress to longer routes, including cycling on local quiet roads.
Children should be aged eight years or over, must be accompanied by an adult and must wear a cycle helmet. The rides are free but the council asks that customers book a place so that it has an idea of numbers. To book a place, contact Jill Bissell, cycle training coordinator on (0118) 908 8208 or email: email@example.com
Jill Bissell, cycle training co-ordinator, said: "Through the family bike rides we hope to get people to try cycling with their children and rediscover the fun and freedom that it offers. We can also show them some local routes suitable for cyclists and give them tips on staying safe on the roads."