The best way to learn to ride a bike

Mums and dads! Please don't run behind your child while holding on to their saddle. That way lies tears. Instead, follow the advice and watch this video from Cycling UK.

Most Essex children are introduced to Bikeability lessons in year six of primary school. Bikeability is funded by the Department of Transport and delivered by Essex County Council in partnership with the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (Serp). You can find out more via the Serp website.

Adults who wish to develop more confidence with regard to on-road cycling should join a leisure ride run by experienced cyclists. Most of your companions will be happy to give advice.

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