Enjoy safe cycling with Wheels 2 Rails event

Wychavon residents are invited to take part in a fun and free cycling event at Westlands Community Centre next month.

Wheels 2 Rails, which runs between 10am and 3.30pm on Saturday 26 February, is encouraging safer cycling for adults and children.

The event features two-hour family cycle training sessions led by a qualified Bikeability instructor, starting at 10am and 1pm.

The sessions are designed to build cycling confidence in different situations, such as heading out on local roads or to the railway station.

Wheels 2 Rails includes safety check drop-in sessions, and the chance to get your bike security marked, so it can be tracked if it's stolen.

Cyclists can also test their pedal power, and earn a tasty reward, on the GreenApe smoothie bike.

Wychavon has joined forces with Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership and Community Rail Network to offer the event, helped by the Integrated Sustainable Transport in Community Rail Fund.

Places are limited, so please book ahead. Book a Wheels 2 Rails training session.

Cllr Tony Rowley, Executive Board Member for Climate Change, Environmental Policy and Regulatory Services on Wychavon District Council, said: "We are excited to see the return of Wheels 2 Rails, which helps cyclists to build their confidence with the support of a qualified instructor."

Colin Major, Vice-Chair of Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership, said: "We are proud to support this event and see our local railway stations continue to provide a safe venue for families to enjoy cycling."

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