August 2011

Free family-cycling training for parents

If you have children, especially young ones, would you like to cycle with them for your every-day journeys?  Do you have any friends/ colleagues in that position? …

The Bike Station is demonstrating child-carrying bikes/ equipment throughout the summer [until end of September] on Wednesday lunchtimes, 12-2pm, at the Pavilion Cafe, Jawbone Walk, The Meadows.

You can also drop in at the Bike Station (250 Causewayside, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1UU) on Friday afternoons, 1-4pm, for demonstrations, advice, and child bike sales.

And! … free training is available for parents (with their children) who would like to get going with family cycling but perhaps need some help with different equipment options or cycling skills.  Training can be tailored to each family’s needs and can include trying out child-trailers, child seats, and ‘tag-alongs’, as well as cycling skills and building confidence.  Contact Rhiannon, / tel 07936 588760, or Ruairidh at the Bike Station ( / tel 0131 668 1996).

Printed copies of the Spokes factsheet “How to be a Cycling Family” are available free from the Bike Station and from Spokes stalls at summer events.  The factsheet, and other materials/links, can also be found/downloaded at our commuting with kids downloads page.

The Bike Station and Spokes are working together on the above campaign to provide practical advice and training to support families into everyday cycling, especially families with younger children who cannot yet cycle independently.

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