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23 October - Learn to Ride sessions


45 minute sessions for adults and children struggling to ride or who have never learnt to cycle.

Morning sessions at Gosbecks Primary School in Shrub End  (£10 per trainee)

Discounted deal for Layer Road families

Any families living on or off Layer Road, including Shrub End and St Michaels can receive adult cycle training or Learn to Ride for just £5. This is funded as part of the section 106 funding held by the council from the development of the former football ground, which is to be used to promote cycling in the local community.

If you live in this area mention your postcode along with the promo code from the Bikeability leaflet you will have received through your letterbox or via your child's primary school when you book, to receive the discount.

For more information and to book any of the courses email saferessexroads@essexhighways.org

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