H&F gives cycle training to 1,000 local young people

We're now teaching young people across nine local secondary schools – the biggest programme of its kind.

More than 1,000 local young people have received cycle training from our expert tutors over the past year.

Run in collaboration with Bikeworks and funded by H&F, we've now taught young people across nine local secondary school. It's the biggest programme of its kind anywhere in the country.

The schools include Ark Burlington Danes, Phoenix Academy, Cambridge School, Queensmill (Fulham College), Fulham Cross Academy, Burlington House, Hurlingham Academy, Hammersmith Academy and The Fulham Boys' Academy.

Want to get your school involved? Email us on cycling@lbhf.gov.uk.

The latest to get on their bikes were young people from Fulham Boys School. The Fulham Road pupils received free cycling and bike maintenance sessions, including bikes, helmets and locks to use.

Secondary school pupils on their bikes in a local park in Hammersmith

Pupils from Cambridge School receiving cycle training and maintenance sessions in Wormholt Park

Pedal power

Meanwhile, H&F is also continuing its cycling training for local primary school pupils.

It’s all part of our work to give local families and young people the skills to cycle more safely and confidently on our roads.

“Many of our Year 7 students will turn 18 in 2030 – the year we want to reach carbon net zero carbon in the borough,” said Cllr Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Ecology.

“By making active travel part of their everyday lives, we can help them make better and greener travel choices – and reduce emissions along the way.”

Want to find out how to get your school involved? Please get in touch on cycling@lbhf.gov.uk.

Get cycling

Between our weekly Dr. Bike sessions, new bike donations scheme and growing cycle lane network, there’s never been a better time to take up cycling in H&F.

Boost your skills and confidence with our free cycle training sessions.

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Local resident Gary Chen with his new bike, rented on a pay-as-you-go basis through H&F's Try Before You Bike scheme

Learners and families can take part in group sessions at Ravenscourt Park (Tuesdays), Edward Woods Community Centre (Wednesdays), Bishops Park (Fridays) and either Normand Park or Ravenscourt Park (Saturdays).

Individual cycle training sessions can be booked – for free – via our partners at Cycle Confident. All ages and abilities welcome.

Or why not come along for our easy-going six-mile bike ride on Saturday 18 March? Starting at 10am, you can discover the many prominent women that once lived in Hammersmith. Find out more and register your interest on Eventbrite.

No bike? No problem. Rent or buy a bike at a reduced rate through Try Before You Bike.

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