More than 70 local children have learnt to ride a bike during the first week of the school holidays thanks to a free initiative run by Telford & Wrekin Council, with hundreds more expected to learn during August.

Latest update from Telford and Wrekin Council Newsroom:

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Summer of Cycling campaign got off to a great start last week, with 79 children taking part in free ‘learn to ride’ training sessions provided by council-run Telford Bike Hub.

Telford Bike Hub, which offers affordable bike hire from its Town Park location, will be hosting a total of 42 of the free ‘learn to ride’ sessions throughout the school holidays, and anticipates it will see almost 300 local children gain cycling skills and confidence. The sessions have proven hugely popular, with local parents snapping up all 420 places as soon as they were launched.

As part of its Summer of Cycling campaign, the Bike Hub is also offering a wide array of biking related activities and events for the whole family, encouraging all residents to get on their bike.

Confident riders will enjoy one of 11 free ‘led’ rides around the Town Park and down to Coalport, while those looking to boost their cycling skills have been signing up to free adult ‘learn to ride’ sessions. Cycling enthusiasts can also book onto the Bike Hub’s bike maintenance sessions, all for free.

Quoted from Telford and Wrekin Council’s online newsroom. Original article can be found here: Newsroom – Council’s Summer of Cycling gets dozens of children riding in first week (

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Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot