Cycling lessons for seniors

Posted on 1 Jun 2012

Please note: this is an old article

It was published in June 2012, so the information may be out-of-date.

Greater Shepparton City Council, in partnership with AustCycle, is offering free bicycle lessons for older people.

The lessons will include:

  • Conducting a basic bike check
  • Correct riding positions
  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Braking, balancing and cornering
  • Changing gears
  • Riding on hills
  • Stopping and turning

Council's Community Connections Project Officer Tom Hayes said the lessons are aimed at older people who want to get active.

"Adults of any skill level can apply from absolute beginners to those already with some bike skills," Mr Hayes said.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for people who may not know how to ride a bike, to learn in a safe environment with qualified, friendly instructors.

"This project is being offered through Council's Healthy Communities Initiative, which encourages members of the community to get involved and get healthy."

The training will be held in Shepparton, at the Shepparton Sports Stadium.

To register your interest to participate in this free training contact Tom Hayes, Community Connections Project Officer, Greater Shepparton City Council (03) 5832 9700.

- Released 4 June