Cycle Refresher Rides in Hackney

Has it been a while since you were on a bicycle?

As part of National Bike Week 2010, Hackney Council is offering rusty adult cyclists the opportunity to regain their confidence with a Cycle Refresher Ride on Saturday 26 June, 10am to 1pm.

Starting and ending in Millfields Recreation Ground (South) in Clapton, qualified cycling instructors will lead rides following the cycle paths through the Lea Valley Reserve to help adult cyclist, who once cycled and are looking to start again, to regain their confidence.

Everyone is invited to come along for a taster session and some advice about getting back on the saddle. Bicycle mechanics will also be on hand to check your bike before setting off.

Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Cycling is a healthy, low cost and environmentally friendly way to travel. I hope those who have not been on a bicycle for a while will take up the challenge, dust off their bikes and sign up for a Cycle Refresher Ride, and again make use of our excellent cycle routes and facilities.”

The Cycle Refresher Ride is by registration only. For more information or to book a place, please email:

Cycling is increasingly becoming a preferred method of transport in Hackney, not only for its health benefits, but because it’s also faster and cheaper than many other options.

The Council provides two hours free cycle training to all those who live, work and study in the borough. Even experienced cyclists can benefit from cycle training.

To book a free two hour cycle training session please phone the Hackney Service Centre on 020 8356 2897.

For more information about cycling in Hackney visit: