Cycling

NEW! Do you want to learn to balance, ride and cycle safely?

 

Why not try one of our NEW learn to ride cycling courses for children from 4 to 10 years old or our Safer Cycling Course for Families.

 

Use the online booking link on the right hand side of the page to book a space.

 

 

Learn to Ride Course

 

For children who cannot confidently ride a pedal-bike unaided.
Date: 4 weeks from Monday 29 February to Monday 21 March.

Times: 4.30pm to 5.30pm for children aged 4 to 6 years old / 5.30pm to 6.30pm for children aged 7 to 10 years old

Venue: Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre Salerno Way, Chelmsford, CM1 2EH
Price: £18.00 for a 4 week course.

 

Description

This course takes place outside in a safe, traffic free environment. Please dress accordingly for all weathers. The course will teach children the basics of learning to ride. Children can bring their own balance bike (a training bicycle that helps children learn balance and steering; it has no pedals or chain, and most importantly no stabilisers) or ‘road worthy’ bicycle. A limited number of balance bikes (for children aged 4 to 5) and road worthy bikes are available to borrow for the activity. Helmets can also be provided. Please let us know when booking if you will be bringing your own bike or if you would like to borrow a bike or helmet.

 

Important Information 

  • A road worthy bike is defined as a bike with TWO working brakes, the right size for the child, two complete pedals, secure saddle and handlebars, serviceable and pumped-up tyres and a sound frame. BMX bikes are not suitable. Please remove stabilisers from bikes prior to bringing your child and their bike to the course. Failure to meet these requirements will result in the participant being unable to attend the course and no refund will be available.
  • Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay to be a part of their child's learn to cycle experience

 

To book online go to https://sport.chelmsford.gov.uk/cba/ or alternatively ring 01245 605666 

 

 

Safer Cycling for Families – learn to be safe on the road

 

For mums, dads (or other adults) and children who would like to become more confident riding on the road.
Date: Sunday 13 March 2016.
Time: 11am to 1pm

Venue: Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre Salerno Way, Chelmsford, CM1 2EH
Price: £4.50 per person.
 

Description

This course takes place outside. Please dress accordingly for all weathers. This one off session will start in a safe traffic free environment where you can practice the skills you will need on the road including signalling, bike positon and traffic awareness. After a safety assessment you will go for a ride on quiet roads with a qualified instructor to practice the skills you have learnt.  

Important Information

  • It will be at the discretion of the two instructors to determine if participants pass the safety assessment and are allowed out on the road. In the event that participants do not pass the safety assessment they can continue practicing their skills in the traffic free environment with one of the instructors.
  • Children must be a minimum age of 6 years old and be able to ride competently - this is NOT a learn to ride course.
  • In order to attend this course, participants must have a road worthy bike. A road worthy bike for learning to ride is defined as a bike with TWO working brakes, the right size for the child or adult, two complete pedals, secure saddle and handlebars, serviceable and pumped-up tyres and a sound frame. BMX bikes are not suitable. Failure to meet this definition will result in the participant being unable to attend the course and no refund will be available.
  • Participants should provide their own bike and helmet. If you/your child does not have their own bike it may be possible to borrow one; please contact the centre on 01245 605666 to see if this is possible.

 

 To book online go to https://sport.chelmsford.gov.uk/cba/ or alternatively ring 01245 605666 

  

Cycling is a fun, safe and healthy activity the whole family can enjoy

Chelmsford has a superb cycling network and many routes to choose from. Building on the excitement and inspiration of the Tour De France, the Council is keen to encourage more people to get into cycling and is supporting various initiatives to provide a safe cycling environment and improved facilities.

 

#cyclechelmsford

If you are out and about on the bike, why not encourage others by sharing your fun pictures by adding #cyclechelmsford.

 

WoMEn TIME cycling

Chelmsford City Council is supporting more women get in to cycling.

There are lots of cycling activities planned including women-only rides, training and fun events. For more information click on the Women Time Cycling link on the right hand side of the page or visit www.womentime.co.uk or email womentime@chelmsford.gov.uk.

 

Led Cycle Rides and Bike Maintenance

The Council is supporting CTC, the national cycling charity, to offer family-friendly cycle rides, bike maintenance and cycling sessions. Click on the Led Rides & Bike Maintenance link on the right hand side of the page for more information.
 

Cycling Tips

Richard Monk from CTC the cycling charity shares his top tips for getting back into cycling. Click on the Cycling Tips link on the right hand side of the page.

 

Cycle Routes and Maps for Essex

A number of new cycling maps for the county have been produced by Essex County Council. Click on the Cycle Routes link at the right of the page for more information.