Build your cycling confidence for free

Thursday 13 January 2011, 7:15AM
By Sport Manawatu

Free introductory adult cycle safety workshops will run in Palmerston North during January, February and March to help cyclists build confidence when biking around the city.

Coordinated by Sport Manawatu, the two hour workshops will be facilitated by qualified trainers and cover the basics of riding, signaling, roundabouts, road positioning, and the road code for cyclists.

“These workshops will be ideal for returning or current cyclists who want to feel more confident when biking and want a quick refresher of New Zealand’s cycling guidelines,” says Sport Manawatu iMove coordinator, Felicity Masters.

The workshops are an introduction to the internationally recognised cycle training course ‘Bikeability’, which is a comprehensive day long course covering all aspects of cycling.

The workshops will be held at Central Normal School on Thursday January 27 at 6pm, Saturday February 12 at 9am, and Tuesday March 1 at 6pm. Participants need to be over 18, have their own bikes and helmets, and be able to ride in a straight line to attend.

Participants will also be able to join in on a relaxed ride along the bridle track a week after the training.

To register for one of the free iMove introductory adult cycle safety workshops or for more information please visit

Interest for the ‘Bikeability’ course is also being sought and can be emailed to