The next few cycling escapades in order of completion include:
April 3rd – April 5th: I will be undertaking my Advanced Mountain Bike Leader Award. I already hold the Multi Day Tour Leader Award which is suitable for long tours on the road. Being able to confidently take groups off the tarmac and into some beautiful, peaceful countryside is the main advantage and incentive of holding the Advanced MTB Award. Both awards have been led and organised by Cycling UK (CTC). https://www.cyclinguk.org/courses-and-training.
May 26th 2018 – May 29th 2018: Coast to Coast ride (Way of the Roses) with a small group of teenagers. This will be about twenty young kids tackling the 170 miles from Morecambe to Bridlington.
July 15th 2018 – July 18th 2018: Coast to Coast ride (Way of the Roses) with NHGS. Forty one students will be riding to raise money for their school. Please donate here https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/NHGSC2C3. For information on the route click this link: http://wayoftheroses.info/route.
July 21st 2018 – July 23rd 2018: I will be doing the 98 mile off road West Highland Way. For this trip I will be travelling light and doing some proper bikepack bivvying 🙂 You can find information from the official site here. https://www.westhighlandway.org/.
July 28th 2018 – August 13th 2018: Cycle tour of the first half of the river Danube. Starting in the Black Forest of Germany and ending 1300km later in Budapest, Hungary. This is the offical site for the route. https://www.danube-cycle-path.com/.
As I do the routes I will be blogging more frequently to inform you of the cycling to inspire ideas and trips of your own.
Description: Cycling is an activity that can improve you physical and mental health, save the planet and improve our towns and cities. Plus it is just so much fun. More and more people are taking up cycling for many different reasons and now you want to become part of that community.
Who is the course for: People that own a bike and want to try riding on the road but feel a bit intimidated by the cars. People that have cycled in the past but feel that the roads have become more congested and require some practice to get the feel for it again. Parents that want to take up an activity with their children but don’t have the confidence to ride on the road. There are many reasons why you feel the roads are too intimidating, whatever they are we can help.
Format: Meet at Craggies and discuss the needs, requirements and objectives of the group. Assessment of bike and riding skills away from the traffic. Group will move to various locations and practice riding and signalling skills on different types of road. The main objective is you leave the morning feeling that you can ride on the road feeling confident, in control and safe. We will be moving you and your bike to specific and planned locations using a van so there are only five places available on this course.
Where: Craggies Deli and Farmshop, Country Business Park, New Rd, Cragg, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge HX7 5TT.
When: Saturday 30th September meeting at 1000 – 1200.
Cost: £30 per person
Booking: e-mail email@example.com or call 07702785923
Note: Please make sure your bike has been checked by a mechanic before attending the course. If your bike is deemed unfit for road use you will not be able to participate in the course and could be charged for £15 for taking a place.