Bexley residents told to get on their bikes

News Shopper: The free one-day course is available to Bexley residents The free one-day course is available to Bexley residents

NERVOUS cyclists are being encouraged to get back on their bikes.

Bexley Council is encouraging people to hone their skills on a free, one-day course.

It will feature journey planning and preparation, skills practice in a quiet off-road environment, as well as basic bike maintenance and basic safety advice.

You will also get the option of a further session to learn how to ride on roads.

Free Bikeability courses are also available for children aged 10 and above who can already cycle, to give them basic road safety awareness.

Council cabinet member for the environment and public realm, Councillor Gareth Bacon, said: "We know there are plenty of residents out there with bikes, who no longer ride them either due to habit or a loss of confidence.

"Cycling not only keeps us fitter and healthier, it reduces our spending on fuel and parking, while easing congestion on our roads."

For more information, visit bexley.gov.uk

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9:09pm Tue 7 Jan 14

BUSTER 1 says...

when are they going to make cyclist pay to use our roads..they dont even have ins....how can you claim if they scratch your car .or knock your mirror off.MAKE THEM PAY TO USE THE ROADS.like the rest of us......
when are they going to make cyclist pay to use our roads..they dont even have ins....how can you claim if they scratch your car .or knock your mirror off.MAKE THEM PAY TO USE THE ROADS.like the rest of us...... BUSTER 1
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2:36pm Wed 8 Jan 14

HearTheFacts says...

Gareth Bacon a few days ago was talking about recycling. Now his dropped the 're' from cycling. So he along with Bexley Council can peddle some more lies.

Let's see Mr Bacon and the rest of our councillors, on their bikes. A start could be all councillors, along with Leader O'Neill cycling to council meetings!.

So what has Bexley Council done to promote cycling?. Well visit Yarnton Way Thamesmead, and see a rubbish bin sited in a cycle lane!. Yes a great hazard, by our Bexley Council, this is what we think of cycling ' rubbish '.

So get on your bike Bacon, without your 'eggs'. As you will needs legs, and a good eyesight to avoid Bexley Councils hazards.
Gareth Bacon a few days ago was talking about recycling. Now his dropped the 're' from cycling. So he along with Bexley Council can peddle some more lies. Let's see Mr Bacon and the rest of our councillors, on their bikes. A start could be all councillors, along with Leader O'Neill cycling to council meetings!. So what has Bexley Council done to promote cycling?. Well visit Yarnton Way Thamesmead, and see a rubbish bin sited in a cycle lane!. Yes a great hazard, by our Bexley Council, this is what we think of cycling ' rubbish '. So get on your bike Bacon, without your 'eggs'. As you will needs legs, and a good eyesight to avoid Bexley Councils hazards. HearTheFacts
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