Travel Actively Host Cycle Confidence Sessions in Carlisle

August 8, 2023

It's been a busy time for our Travel Actively team who recently hosted four free Cycle confidence sessions at Harraby Cycle Track in Carlisle.

Delivered by instructors from Cyclewise, the purpose of the sessions was to support people to develop skills, knowledge and confidence around cycling. These sessions were adapted for each participant so they could get the most benefit. Whether to get them on the bike for the first time in four decades or to increase their confidence at busy road junctions Cyclewise was able to deliver.

Eighteen  people attended the sessions from local groups including Hilltop United, People First and Carlisle Blind Support. All participants developed new knowledge and skills and left feeling more confident cycling. Some feedback includes:

“I haven’t been on a bike for 10 years, this was a great opportunity to practice on a bike and to learn about using brakes and gears effectively – I will get my bike out of the garage now.” Participant.

“One group displayed very little road safety skills when they arrived by hurtling down a hill, they left demonstrating good basic road safety skills and in a safe orderly fashion.” Travel Actively staff.

If you would like to attend a cycle confidence session or any of the other activities available through the Travel Actively progamme please contact the team.

Travel Actively is Active Cumbria’s new programme aimed to provide a wide range of cycling and walking interventions to help attract people into new ways of travelling actively in Barrow and Carlisle. Find out more here