Doncaster residents are being given the chance to try cycling for free for up to three months.
Participants can borrow a pedal or electric bike together with accessories including helmets, bike locks and lights.
Staff from Inmotion and Pedal Ready, which run cycling to work schemes, are also offering free maintenance sessions, route advice, cycling and advanced commuter safety skills training.
Organiser Jeff Carroll said: “We provide professional and friendly cycle training sessions and can tailor the programme to the needs of the cyclist, from teaching adults how to ride a bike, to guided sessions on how to improve their cycling confidence, riding on quiet ‘traffic free’ routes or cycle paths, busier mixed use roads, and eventually around the town centre.
“Cycling doesn’t just improve your level of fitness, it’s a good way to lose those unwanted pounds, and help to reduce the risk of a range of health problems.
“You can cycle as part of your normal daily routine – by cycling to work, to see friends or even to get to the local shops – rather than having to find additional time for exercise.”
Doncaster resident Steph Corby, who took part in the newly launched sessions, added: “I thoroughly enjoyed it. The trainer made it very interesting and gave me lots of confidence. I am looking forward to the next one.”
The one hour sessions are held at the Keepmoat Stadium every Friday, between 2pm and 5pm.
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