BikeSmart Skills sessions

27 February 2017

Come along to one of the following free, fun two hour sessions and build your skills while earning rewards.

Collect 5,000 BetterPoints for coming to a session – that's enough for a £5 gift voucher!

Back on your bike confidence booster!

  • Would you like to refresh your cycling skills?
  • Nervous about cycling on roads?

This session will help brush up basic skills such as turning, braking and emergency braking, signalling and most importantly, looking behind. It includes an introduction to cycling on roads.

Suitable for all ages (over 16) and does not involve strenuous cycling!

Urban Explorer – it’s a jungle!

  • Looking to increase your confidence when cycling on roads?
  • Interested in finding routes for cycling around town and to popular destinations?

This session will help develop on-road cycling skills, you will learn more about road positioning, communicating with other road-users and try out various junction manoeuvres and how to improve your safety in traffic.

Suitable for all ages (over 16) and does not involve strenuous cycling!

Basic Bike maintenance

  • Another puncture or faulty brakes stopping you riding?
  • Want to spend less money on repairs?

This course is designed to cover what every cyclist needs to know about maintaining your bike. Starting with how to do a safety check and bike fit through to how to repair punctures and change a tyre, an overview of gears and brakes, cleaning and lubrication and other simple maintenance tips that will keep your bike running for longer!

How do you book?

Here are the sessions available.

Course

Date

Time

Location

Basic Bike Maintenance

Sat 22nd April 

10.00-12.00 

RISC Meeting Room 

Back on your bike

Sat 22nd April

13.00-15.00

Palmer Park- meet by the ReadyBike stand

Urban Explorer 

Sat 22nd April

15.00-17.00 

Palmer Park- meet by the ReadyBike stand

Back on your bike

Weds 3rd May

12.30-14.30 

Rivermead Leisure Centre- meet by the ReadyBike stand

Urban Explorer 

Weds 3rd May

15.00-17.00

Rivermead Leisure Centre- meet by the ReadyBike stand

Back on your bike Sun 7th May 12.30-14.30 Palmer Park- meet by the ReadyBike stand
Urban Explorer  Sun 7th May 15.00-17.00 Palmer Park- meet by the ReadyBike stand
Basic Bike Maintenance Thurs 11th May 18.30-20.30 RISC Meeting Room 

Basic Bike Maintenance

Weds 7th June

18.30-20.30

RISC Meeting Room 

Basic Bike Maintenance Thurs 15th June 18.30-20.30 RISC Meeting Room 

If you're interested in joining in on one of the sessions email us

Remember to register for BetterPoints so we can transfer the points at your session and use the app to get points every time you cycle.

What you need to know in advance

  • You will need to bring a road-worthy bike, with working front and rear brakes.
  • For a FREE bike check please arrive 30 minutes ahead of the advertised start time (cycling sessions)
  • Free Readybike hire is available for cycling sessions if needed – must be booked in advance
  • Helmets are recommended but they are not compulsory.
  • Prior booking is essential
  • To receive 5000 BetterPoints must download the app on your phone and register in advance of the course
  • Bring your phone with you to scan in and receive the 5,000 BetterPoints
  • Participants must be 16 years or older

These sessions are run by Avanti Cycling Instructors