If you’re not used to being out and about on your bike, this led ride will help to boost your confidence to get back in the saddle. Whether you’re looking to cycle more for leisure or you’re looking to try commuting by bike, this is a great way to improve your cycling skills. It's perfect for returning or new cyclists.
Get into the festive spirit and wear a Christmas jumper - £10 shopping voucher for the best
jumper on the ride.
Enjoy a cuppa and a mince pie at the end of your ride.
Bikes and helmets can be provided. Beginners are welcome. Children under 16 must be
accompanied by an adult.
The ride is approximately an hour of cycling at a slow pace with lots of breaks and is all using parks, cycle paths and some quiet side roads. This led ride will help you learn some simple skills on your bike including turning corners, basic road positioning and signalling.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Do I need to bring a bike?
No, our instructors will be able to set you up on one of our bikes. Alternatively you're more than welcome to bring your own bike as long as it's in a roadworthy condition.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing and shoes. A lightweight jacket may be useful in case it does rain. Helmets are not essential but are recommended and can be provided if you do not have your own.
What happens if it's raining?
No one likes getting soaked so we will try to offer some training unless the weather makes it unsafe to do so. Our instructors will always try to find a sheltered location or offer you an alternative activity in bad weather.
In the event of bad weather, the ride may be cancelled at short notice - we'll contact you to let you know if this happens.
Cycle training is provided by Go Smarter to Work for eligible for employees in the North East Combined Authority area. This ride is not suitable for children or anyone under 18 years of age.
When & Where
Meet at 'Cafe on the Park'
Herrington Country Park
Penshaw | Houghton-le-Spring
DH4 7EL Sunderland
Go Smarter to Work
Go Smarter to Work advises businesses and their employees across Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and County Durham on how to travel sustainably – like walking, cycling, using public transport and car sharing. We can help make your daily journeys to work cheaper, greener and healthier.