Published: Monday, 20th March 2017

The Royal Borough is offering a series of free cycling sessions for the whole family.

Family Bike Weeks - which run from 3 to 14 April - are open to everyone, from people who have never cycled before to those who are just hoping to brush up on their skills.

Learn to cycle safely

Professional cycling instructors from Bikeworks will help people improve their bike control skills and learn to cycle safely and confidently on paths and quiet roads during the four and five day courses. Children will also have the chance to build upon or prepare for Bikeability skills taught in schools.

Family Bike Weeks

Family Bike Weeks are being run in conjunction with children's centres in Plumstead, Thamesmead, Woolwich and Lewisham following the success of similar cycle training sessions held last year.

Children must be over seven years old and accompanied by an adult to take part, although a creche facility will be available at all centres to look after those who are not old enough to do so.

Cllr Sizwe James, Cabinet member for Transport, Economy and Smart Cities, said: "Royal Greenwich is a fantastic place to cycle as we have so many lovely routes in the borough. I hope lots of residents use the free sessions as a chance to have some fun exercising in the fresh air and learning some valuable skills, together as a family."

When and where

Sessions will take place at the following dates and times:

Monday 3 to Friday 7 April 2017

  • Discovery Children's Centre, Thamesmead, 10am to 12pm
  • Eglinton Children's Centre, Woolwich, 1pm to 3pm

Monday 10 to Friday 13 April 2017

  • Quaggy Children's Centre, Lewisham, 10am to 12pm
  • Plumstead Children's Centre, 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Book your place

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with priority given to those who can attend an entire course. Participants should bring their own working bikes if possible, however a small number will be available to borrow.

Residents should contact their local Children's Centre to book a place.