More cycling lessons planned for October

The Aberdeen Cycle Forum has been organising cycling lessons for adults. We started in August and have put on 6 lessons and Dr Bikes so far. They’ve been a terrific success and we’ve had an overwhelming response from people wanting more so your wish is our command and we have booked in two more dates for lessons in October. Lessons are capped at four people each so please reserve your spot at the links below. We will have a Dr Bike at both events . The instructors and Dr Bike are provided by Adventure Aberdeen.

October 17th Hazlehead Park

Beginners 9:30am
Refresher 11:00am

October 31st Duthie Park

Beginners 9:30am
Refresher 11:00am

Here’s some of the feedback we’ve had so far:

Fantastic lessons. Chris our teacher was quite knowledgable and very good. I enjoyed getting to know my bike and learning to ride.

Thank you so much for such a great opportunity, it was a great lesson, the teachers were patient and superb. Thanks to the organisers.

The funding for these lessons comes from Cycling UK and Paths for all.

Cycling lessons for adults and Dr Bike

We’ve come to the realisation that our Reclaim the Streets event probably won’t be able to go ahead in October and maybe not even in March next year. Many of us cycle for health reasons and it’s therefore extra important for us to ensure the health of all our members so we want to do everything we can to reduce the spread of the virus which means gatherings of hundreds maybe thousdands of people at this time is not advisable. However, we’ve managed to do some great fund-raising for this event and we decided we could adapt it and run many events on a much smaller scale.

Starting at the end of August (provided COVID restrictions allow), we’re going to start the first of our adult cycling lessons. Every second Saturday for three weeks we’ll have a beginner cycling lesson followed by a refresher lesson. At the same time there’ll be a Dr Bike available for people who have old dusty bikes in the shed that need attention. Due to the pandemic these lessons will be capped at four people each so if you’re interested you must reserve a ticket to guarantee your place. Tickets are free and available at the links below.

Saturday 29th August at Duthie Park
Beginner cycling lesson 9:30am – 11:00am
Refresher cycling lesson 11:00am – 12:30pm

Saturday 12th September at Hazlehead Park
Beginner cycling lesson 9:30am – 11:00am
Refresher cycling lesson 11:00am – 12:30pm

Saturday 26th September at Seaton Park
Beginner cycling lesson 9:30am – 11:00am
Refresher cycling lesson 11:00am – 12:30pm

Bikability instructors from Adventure Aberdeen will be conducting the lessons which are for adults only. We can also provide bikes and helmets for people who don’t have one. Just let us know when you reserve a ticket.

Cycling lessons

Last Saturday we had the very great pleasure of organising cycling lessons for adults using funding from Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival. It was a wonderful success! Watching people who have never ridden a bike before getting a taste of the thrill that comes with cycling was very rewarding.

As you can see from the photos, Aberdeen put on some fine weather for us 🙂

We had two groups of lessons running concurrently: one for absolute beginners and another for adults who have not ridden for a while and who want to get back into cycling.

We’ve had some wonderful feedback from participants.

Big thanks especially to our own member, Nathan Gore, who ran the cycling refresher sessions. And thanks also to Emma Roberts from Cycling UK for helping to make this possible, Sally Duthie from Adventure Aberdeen for running the beginner sessions, and our member Tally Yahya for instigating the process.

Cycling lessons for adults

We’re very pleased to announce that the Aberdeen Cycle Forum has received funding from Cycling UK to run some cycling lessons for adults. These will be held in the morning on Saturday 28th September from 9am – 12pm.

We’ll run two sessions in parallel – one for absolute beginners who have never ridden a bike before and another for people who know how to ride but haven’t ridden for a long time and want to brush up on their skills. A bikeability instructor from Adventure Aberdeen will be taking the lessons along with one of our own members, Nathan Gore, who is a bikeability volunteer.

Get your tickets online but hurry because places are limited. It’s completely free thanks to Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival!

9:00 – 10:30am Beginner cycling 1
9:00 – 10:30am Cycling refresher 1

10:30am – 12:00pm Beginner cycling 2
10:30am – 12:00pm Cycling refresher 2