Hackney Council,
21
October
2019
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16:51
Europe/London

Keep pedalling this winter with Hackney Cycle Pit Stops

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Hackney Council is holding free drop in bike checks and cycle training sessions as part of a campaign to encourage people to continue cycling during the colder months.

As part of the Council’s Be Bright, Stay in Sight campaign it will be hosting cycle pit stops throughout November at various locations across the borough.

The pit stops are open to the public and will include complimentary bike checks and bike marking by the Met Police, whilst also offering free bike lights and a range of winter cycling tips. 

The Council also offers free cycle training sessions to anyone living, working or studying in the borough. Training is available seven days a week and can be arranged at a time and place to suit participants.

The training has given me more confidence while on the road and taught me how to be in control whilst riding. I have been given really practical advice which I use everyday, such as not to be too close to parked cars and how to handle a give-way junction.

The training highlighted the need to be seen on the road at all times, which is incredibly important when it comes to road safety, especially in the winter months when visibility is decreased.
 
Cyndi Diamond, 58 who works in Hackney, and has received training through the Council’s programme

For free bike checks, bike security marking and bike light giveaways, come along to one of the Council’s cycle pit stops this November: 

  • Thursday 7 November - Goldsmiths Row / Hackney City Farm 

  • Thursday 14 November - St Peters’ Way / De Beauvoir Square

  • Thursday 28 November - Location TBC

To find out more about the Be Bright, Stay in Sight campaign and the offers available, including cycle training, visit:
https://hackney.gov.uk/road-safety