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Successful bike bonanza comes to Finchampstead

Successful bike bonanza comes to Finchampstead

23 August 2016
Photo of a group of bikes

To launch the new Bike Hub in Finchampstead, Wokingham Borough Council's road safety team and My Journey Wokingham delivered a free fun-filled day of cycling activities last week (August 18).


Information, advice and activities for adults and children were provided along with free sessions of Balance Bike training for three to five-year-olds, Learn to Ride for children five and older, as well as a family led bike ride around California Country Park.


Instructors taught some 40 children to glide/ride on bikes with extremely positive feedback. "Just wanted to thank you for your hard work today getting Lilly and Sienna to cycle today. They both can cycle now and want to do it every day for the rest of their lives... their words," said Rebecca Duffy.


Hannah Steele said, "We felt very well looked after by all the team. I think these events are fantastic and just wanted to feed back my thoughts and pass on my thanks to everybody once more."


On Thursday (August 25) the road safety team will also be at the official opening of the borough council’s new multi-use games area (MUGA) on the recreation ground behind the FBC Centre, offering free cycling based activities including bike checks and puncture repair sessions. 


Instructors will also be on hand to help little ones balance, walk and glide on a balance bike or help them learn to ride a bike without stabilisers. Anyone interested in booking on any training sessions, or would like to find out more, can email: myjourney@wokingham.gov.uk.


Cllr Malcolm Richards, Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for highways and transport, said: "We are delighted with the interest already shown in the new MUGA at Finchampstead and hope the addition of our new Bike Hub will continue to be utilised to support more children and adults with learning to ride."