Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Biking for Ladies
– Smarter Travel in Redbridge

As the daylight hours get longer and we look forward to spring growth in our parks and gardens, once again there will be lady cyclists in Valentines Park. This now annual, and very popular, training course is run by Redbridge Council in partnership with Sustrans and it’s FREE for ladies 18+ (that’s age not dress size) with no experience of riding a bicycle and who perhaps thought it was too late to learn.

If you are interested and meet the criteria then this course is tailored for you.

The course consists of ten, two-hour sessions, where experienced cycle trainers will assist you as part of a group to get you cycling with confidence. You will be supplied with a bicycle and helmet, so all you need to do is register and turn up. Once completed we hope you will want to continue cycling; to encourage this, we are offering you the opportunity to buy your training bike at a discounted rate and will provide you with a few bicycle essentials to get you started.

The course will run from Valentines Park, Ilford
Course will start Saturday 11th March from 10am

If you are female, 18 years of age or over, and live, work or study in the borough you can register for this course.

Here are a few things participants have said about their experience of the course:
‘I enjoyed the challenge of learning to do something that I didn’t think I’d be able to do now as an adult.’
‘I enjoyed going on the road with a big group.’
‘I’ve had the best time, sad my course has come to an end but enjoyed every minute. I wish I’d done it sooner.’
‘The encouragement and support of the instructors made it all worthwhile.’
If you are interested contact either Jeremy or Andy below to receive a course registration form, and please do spread the word to your family and friends.

Jeremy Tranter (Sustrans BikeIt+ Officer) email:

Andy Cremin (Sustrans, Senior Project Officer) email: Tel: 0207 0172360 Mob: 07796 870741


  1. say it again, it is about time bicycles are charged road tax as they are having so many considerations given to them by way of bike lanes and what-have-u...- This will aid the Council in some revenue and perhaps the coffers might be replenished...

    1. And pedestrians? They have considerations like Zebra crossings, footbridges and underpasses as well as footways (when there's not a car parked on it). And why not include anything on wheels, like wheelchairs, children's buggies and elderly people's shopping trollies?