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Information for Adults wishing to learn or progress their skills, schools and wanna be instructors.  Meanwhile meet Eco Mobile Man ..
A very good reason why you should consider getting back 'On yer bike'!!

Course guidelines:

Level 1 is for complete novices in either discipline or those who simply haven't ridden for a while 
Level 2 is for those who already have good bike control skills wishing to progress further 
Level 3 is for those who want to push the boundaries having successfully completed/or
are competent to L2 standards ..

Starting out - If you never learnt to cycle, help is at hand! Bikeability instructors will be more than happy to help you get cycling. There’s no problem with being a novice, instructors can help you get your balance and learn to control your bike – sessions will be in a traffic free space.  You may wish to make your first course a one to one session so that you can really concentrate on mastering the basics, but if you’d prefer to learn in a group you can ask about group sessions too. Instructors can also arrange training for a family, a group of friends or at your workplace with your colleagues. 

Building confidence - If you’ve recently rediscovered your enthusiasm for cycling and would appreciate some hints and tips on how to make safe on-road journeys, a few Bikeability sessions will help you refresh your skills and provide you with the confidence needed to tackle the harder parts of your journeys.  Just let your instructor know what you’d like to focus on – it might be a new route to work, the way to the shops or in and around a particularly busy area. Don’t forget you can request training with a friend or a group. 

Advanced skills - There are also options for confident and experienced cyclists. Bikeability instructors can help you to hone your cycling skills to cycle with confidence on roads with more traffic or more complex road layouts. The instructor can also help you with route planning as there may be alternatives that you weren’t aware of.

For schools wishing to set up courses for their pupils, please click on
School Guidelines to give us a starting point to work forwards from, likewise any companies who would like to encourage their staff to adopt a healthier life style please go to the Business & Leisure pages ..

I am now back in Cornwall at Truro College/Plymouth Uni but am also still working as well as training etc., so we can always work around that ..  we are also looking into possibly running an Instructor Training course in the summer term over two weekends with Cycle Experience so any budding cycling instructors who are interested, please get in touch ......... also I am hoping to go to the UK School Games again especially as Track Cycling is very much part of the 2009 Games.

!! Get in touch and get the ball rolling, it only takes an email even if I am away., and I will deal with it just as soon as I get back !!
Email:
 w.creed@rsct.org.uk


Meanwhile to whet your appetite, check out http://www.cyclingforfun.co.uk however there is absolutely NO substitute whatsoever for formal training be it 1:1 or as part of a group. 

A good example of this is that I had one client who taught herself to ride ... in a straight line but when she went out on a trial not yet having figured out how to steer, had an accident which meant all her confidence evaporated instantaneously until such time as she called me in when we went back to basics to rebuild that confidence and determination!!  That took over six months before she even picked up the telephone - now finally she is pedalling well, on road and off!  She has just completed a 250 mile charity fundraiser ride around Cuba - check out her story at http://www.rsct.org.uk/pages/total_novices.htm#Cuban%20adventure

SUMMER TERM 2012

4 day National Standard (Cycling) Instructor & Assistant Instructor Training Course
Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th April 2012

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Want to set up a Level 2 Bikeability 4 day course in your area?**
Feel free to call me ..

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Evening or after school courses are now an option again with the evenings getting lighter by the day,
in addition to training resulting from the YST grant - get in touch and we'll set it up

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~ Courses can be arranged anywhere across the county if you would like one to be run in your area. ~
So long as there is daylight we will happily work both bank holidays and weekends! 

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If a course becomes over subscribed, then we will simply set up another course to follow on ...


ON ROAD CYCLING aka Bikeability - so what is Bikeability exactly?  Bikeability is taking the old fashioned Cycling Proficiency into the 21st century with three levels for complete novices to those more seasoned riders who want to cycle to school or work, taking into account the traffic and roads of today ..

It is designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today's roads. Bikeability is for both children and adults alike, who will be encouraged and inspired to achieve all three levels, recognising that there is always more to learn and to enjoy on a bike.  Whether you are a complete novice or someone who simply wants to go out with your children and/or grandchildren but traffic volumes and roads have changed so much that you feel intimidated, get in touch and let's work it through together ..

OFF ROAD CYCLING - the newly developed course from the CTC - The beginners skills courses cover everything you need to know to get you off on the right track and our intermediate/advanced courses are for people with off road riding experience looking to improve on technique ..

Whether you’re a beginner looking to get off on the right track or an experienced rider looking to refine your single track techniques our courses get the results your looking for. 
Would you like to learn how to do a drop off, or descend a steep hill safely? Then the new Mountain Bike course could be for you ...

By becoming eco friendly, you will not only save yourself a few pennies but you'll improve your health too so if you'd like us to set something up in your area you only have to pick up the phone or email us to get the ball rolling ... ability and age are irrelevant, there is always something for everyone and it's always best done on home territory where possible with the course tailored to your needs!  Wherever someone feels there is the need and wants us to run a course or three - we are prepared to travel anywhere within the county and even across the border to assist our able colleagues there should numbers require it ...

Five good reasons to cycle

1.    Cycling exercises most of the muscles in your legs and bum – so it’s an excellent way to tone these areas. 
2.   It’s a practical way to keep fit. 75% all personal journeys are less than 5 miles long – that’s half an hour on a bike.
3.   It’s cheaper than joining a gym! Bicycles require no MOT, no insurance, no licensing and above all no fuel. Bicycles can be parked almost anywhere for free.
4.   Switching short journeys from car to bicycle will benefit both your health and community. You'll help to reduce noise, air pollution and traffic congestion too.
5.   Riding a bike can help you maintain a healthy weight. Average cycling burns about 300 calories per hour and gives a level of fitness equivalent to being 10 years younger.

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