Adults can now learn to ride a bike in Belfast

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If you didn’t learn as a child, it’s never too late

Adult cycling classes are set to take place in East Belfast.

Proving you are never too old to get on a bike, Sustrans is delivering lessons to adults in a new project.

As well as teaching youngsters how to ride a bike, experts will be getting seniors on two wheels as well.

The training sessions for children, aged from as young as two, will use balance bikes which look like normal bikes but without pedals.

On the other end of the spectrum, sessions will be offered to older people using ordinary bikes.

The free sessions, funded by the Active Belfast Partnership, will take place at C.S. Lewis Square, at Holywood Arches in the east of the city, from July 17 to August 21.

The venue was chosen because it is at the intersection of two greenways – the Connswater and Comber Greenway – where beginner cyclists can gain confidence off-road and in a safe public space.

As part of the project, participants will be given route maps and information about the greenways so they can then go on to plan trips for leisure or everyday journeys in the area.

Sustrans Cycle Skills Co-ordinator, Karen Mawhinney, said: “We are delighted to get the Active Belfast grant to deliver these cycle training sessions which will get everyone from toddlers to grandparents on their bikes in no time.

“If you’ve ever despaired about being able to cycle then this is definitely a golden opportunity to get about by bike. Cycling is certainly growing in popularity in Belfast. So register for a session and gain a life skill which is both fun and will help you get fit!”

For more information call 02890434569 and ask about the Balance for All project.

Article by Sarah Scott from Belfast Live