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- No risk to pupils from small amount of asbestos found buried in school grounds
- Learn first aid - you could save a life!
- Bexley Business Awards launched to celebrate local businesses
- More than 100 local jobs secured by move to former Council offices
- Council questions healthcare chief executive
- Community library opens in Bexley Village
- All change to the education leaving age
- You can be part of London 2012!
- Incentive to recycle
- Partnership success results in funds for local projects
- Planning application submitted for Woodside at Colyers
- Dancing in the streets of Bexley
- Local athletes going for gold
- Attendance success for Bexley
- Time to apply for Sporting Best
- Pass on unused clothes and textiles
- Pedal power is coming to Bexley this summer
- Council steps up campaign for a Waitrose store in Sidcup
- Campaign success for Bexley's children in care
- Council's website launches 'Young Bexley'
- Council invites comments on Slade Green schools proposals
- The Great British Story comes to Hall Place
- A Diamond Celebration in Bexley
- Crook Log roadworks set to continue
Pedal power is coming to Bexley this summer
15 June 2012
Put your cycle helmets on, pump those tyres, check those brakes - and you'll soon be ready for a pedal powered summer in Bexley.
The fun starts with Bexley's newly introduced one day family bike training sessions between 30 July and 3 August.
If you would like to cycle with your children as a family, but are not sure how - this is the course for you. You can even bring a picnic to make it a great fun event!
No age restrictions apply, but children and parents must be able to ride without aids. The day, and any follow-up training, is free to Bexley borough residents.
It is an ideal opportunity to:
- improve your skills and confidence
- learn to cycle on roads, both as an individual and as a family group
But that's not all - this summer will also see the ever-popular free Bikeability Level 2 and Level 3 training courses taking place. They are open to children aged ten or over who live or go to school in the borough.
Bikeability Level 2 (incorporating Level 1) aims to give competent cyclists basic safety awareness using a mix of fun off-road exercises and practical on-road training. Courses are 10 hours long (2 hours each morning or afternoon) Monday to Friday. Participants must be able to attend every session to complete the course.
Course dates are:
Monday 6 - Friday 10 August
Beths Grammar, 9.30am-11.30am
Bishop Ridley Primary, 9.30am-11.30am
Erith School, 1pm-3pm
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar, 1pm-3pm
Monday 13 - Friday 17 August
Belmont Primary, 9.30am - 11.30am
Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar: 9.30am - 11.30am
Beths Grammar, 1pm-3pm
Welling School, 1pm-3pm
Bikeability Level 3 is for experienced Level 2 cyclists and prepares trainees to cycle longer and more complex journeys, including routes to school. Training takes place on busier main roads and covers advanced skills such as filtering, hazard perception, multi-lane roads and roundabouts.
Level 3 courses are run on a one-to-one basis and will be offered during the weeks commencing 20 and 27 August.
All training sessions, including family training days, require roadworthy bikes which are the correct size for the rider. Approved cycle helmets (not full-faced) must also be worn.
To find out more please contact the Road Safety Team on 020 8303 7777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bexley.gov.uk/cycling