We have loads of new cycling opportunities for you to get on your bike and follow up the success of Team GB in cycling at the Olympics and Bradley Wiggins at the Tour de France. With the Tour due to pass through our district in 2014 these are exciting times for the sport of cycling and the perfect opportunity to get people trying the various disciplines the sport has to offer.
To build on these exciting times Epping Forest District Council will be developing a whole host of cycling initiatives in 2013 to develop a legacy for the sport in the district.
The first initiative, a Mountain biking club for young people aged 8 to 16, will launch on Saturday 2 March. The club will give young people the opportunity to learn and develop biking skills on trails in the Epping Forest and get involved in local and national competitions. There is even the chance to ride at the Olympic Venue.
The club will meet every Saturday at Kings Oak Hotel Car Park, Nursery Rd, High Beach, Loughton IG10 4AE at 10am.
Sessions cost £6 and participants will have to bring their own bikes – parents and guardians are welcome to take part.
In addition to this, throughout the course of 2013 we will also be launching family rides at weekends. These will be lead rides where whole families can come together and enjoy the beauty of the Epping Forest and Lee Valley by riding simple trails lead by a qualified instructor.
A cycling for health programme will also be launched in the Spring of 2013. This programme based on our highly successful Lifewalks Programme aims to help people improve their health through participation in lead cycling sessions across the Lee Valley area.
Finally, the summer will see the launch of the Epping Forest Breeze network. Breeze is a British Cycling initiative aimed at getting more women and girls to cycle. The project will develop women only cycling sessions lead by female instructors where the emphasis is on fun and socialising rather than gruelling activity.
If you would like more information on any of the above programmes or would like to book your child a place on the mountain biking club then please contact Fabrizio Tel. 01992 564567 email firstname.lastname@example.org