'Pedal' is Torbay Council's Women's Only cycle programme.

Currently, less than a third of regular cyclists are women and we are providing this FREE training to help close this gender gap.

This National Standards Training course teaches the techniques and skills that give you the confidence to ride on today’s roads. You will learn how to integrate with traffic rather than fear it, and also the best way to teach children to ride on the roads.

All cyclists can learn from this course, from the least confident to the regular road user. The course will be delivered by Nadine Green, a qualified National Standards Instructor, with only six women in each group. It will be relaxed and informal.

This full day course is funded by Mid Devon Cycling Club.

You need to be 18 years of age or above to take part.

What does the course involve?

  • A traffic free session for skills assessment
  • ‘On road’ training on quiet roads
  • Busier road training when confident
  • The best way to ride with children

What do I need?

  • A roadworthy bike
  • A helmet
  • A drink and any snacks you may want
  • Packed lunch if required or lunch can be bought at Churston Broadway
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather

We will meet at the overflow car park at Broadsands, where we will have sectioned off a traffic free area.

After practising a few basic skills, we will head out onto the quiet roads around Hookhills to learn the basics of road positioning and riding safely.

At the end of the day, there will be the option of trying out the techniques on busier roads.

Time 9:30am to 4:30pm

Cost Free

Age 18+

Email highways@torbay.gov.uk

Web https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pedal-road-cycle-training-for-women-tickets-55903531969