Free community cycling event for young students from Cromwell Community College was a success, say organisers
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A free community cycling event for young people in Fenland has been hailed a success by organisers.
The 'Kids Community Cycling Day' aimed to teach youngsters from the Fens how to ride a bike without stabilisers, as well as providing skills for more advanced riders.
The event - held on the 3g pitch at Cromwell Community College - saw children aged between 4 and 15 from as far as Wisbech and Stowmarket take part.
Funded by a donation from the Chatteris Archives, two sessions were held for riders, focussing on safety, handling and maintenance.
A spokesman for the Chatteris Cycling Club - which ran the event - said: "The feedback from was positive with interest in holding more young rider sessions in the future.
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"Children spent the day learning to ride a bike without stabilisers for the first time to practising advanced skills in cycling safety, bike maintenance and bike handling skills."
Sessions were also held by club president Matt Waters, a qualified National Standard Cycling Instructor and British Cycling Level 2, Core, Cyclocross, Road and Time Trial coach.
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To find out more about the sessions or to enquire about riding with the club, visit the 'Chatteris Cycling Club (Community Group) on Facebook.