Over the summer break, local youngsters in Bishop's Stortford have had the opportunity to master the art of cycling through popular ‘Learn to Ride’ sessions. These sessions, organised by Cycle Stortford in collaboration with the Bishop's Stortford Business Improvement District (BID), Hertford Cycle Hub, and East Herts Council, aimed to equip young learners with essential cycling skills while ensuring their safety on two wheels.
Demand for the sessions exceeded expectations, with tickets selling out online within days. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, plans are already underway to host future cycling events at the same venue, ensuring that more local children and their families can benefit.
The sessions took place in the former Charringtons House car park and is one of the ways local partners are working together to make use of the space which has been closed to motorists ahead of the planned redevelopment of Old River Lane.
Town and District Councillor and BID Board Member, Sarah Copley, said: "I’m really happy that Cycle Stortford were able to put the ex-Charringtons House car park to such great use. The trainers both did an amazing job in helping all the children to improve their cycling and everyone looked to be having a fun time too!"
Graham Oxborrow of Cycle Stortford commented: “The Charringtons House car park proved to be an excellent surface for the children to develop their cycling skills, and it was great to see the progress they all made towards becoming confident cyclists. The instructors also did a great job showing parents how to continue coaching their children. We now need to continue our work with local councils to provide safe cycle routes for children to practise on.”