May 19, 2024


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British cycling coaches host first public Lanarkshire bike session – and it’s a wheely big success

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Two British cycling coaches have given their first public bike session in Lanarkshire – and it was a wheely big success.

Gregor Yeoman and Louise Parland held the Easter event at Clyde Cycle Park in Cambuslang for youngsters aged between six and 12.

And the venue – a community project developed by Cambuslang Community Council – was the ideal venue for the sessions that took place on Thursday, April 28.

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The park is also due to expand soon after £296,000 funding was secured from the Scottish Government for a further 1km of cycle track.

The 16 children that attended were split into two groups and were given training on bike skills.

Gregor Yeoman, secretary of Clyde Cycle Park, told Lanarkshire Live : “We were delighted to host our first public coaching session for the local children over the Easter holidays.

The children enjoyed learning new skills

“We have been using the skills circuit since the autumn for cycle club coaching, but Clyde Cycle Park is intended to be a community resource and it was great to have children getting the opportunity to practice cycling in a safe environment.

“My colleague Louise and I gave them some coaching advice on safe riding, cornering, slalom-riding around obstacles and building confidence in riding on a bike.

Many of the kids had a great time and learned a lot

“The children had a lot of fun, and they loved the games and races. Many said they would like to do this again. The parents and guardians have also given us positive feedback.

“One mother said that she could see how much confidence her son had gained in the course of the session, and another said that her daughter had enjoyed cycling with other children and learning new skills.”

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