After a successful pilot, the Mums on Bikes project begins
Get 'cycling confident' together with your little one this spring/summer.
After a number of taster session blocks in 2019 and support for volunteer recruitment through Cycling UK, our SportWorks team are launching Mums on Bikes from Places Leisure Eastleigh.
This project aims to support more women and families back into cycling as part of a healthy active lifestyle. It will provide an opportunity for parents to get back in the saddle in a safely led environment, utilising the dedicated off-road cycle route around Fleming Park Recreation Ground and the good network of other off-road cycle routes in the area. The guided rides would offer the added benefit of exercising in the outdoors, whilst offering a social and supportive environment for mothers to build their confidence around returning to cycling together with their little ones.
Bikes, trailers and helmets are provided and all rides are led by qualified Cycling UK leaders. Funding has been secured via a joint bid with Southampton City Council to the Department of Transport Sustainable Travel Transition Year Fund. This project is led by Cycling UK and the Council.
The trailers are suitable for children aged between 12 months and 4 years.
Free indoor taster sessions, 10.15am - 11am
(no need to book - just turn up)
- Tuesday 10 March or Tuesday 21 April 2020
Five-week Confidence Courses £15per cycling adult, 10.30am - 12 noon sessions
- Thursday 23 April to Thursday 21 May 2020 (inclusive)
- Thursday 11 June to Thursday 9 July 2020 (inclusive)