Free webinars for safer winter cycling

Not only is riding a bike great for your health, and for the environment, it’s a low cost way to get around.

But as we head into winter we know the darker nights and weather can make the thought of hopping on a bike less appealing – but it doesn’t need to be that way!

Nottingham City Council is committed to making it easier to get around the city by bike and encourage more people to get in the saddle. That’s never been more important than the last few months, when the need for social distancing has made walking and cycling even attractive options.

We are delivering schemes across the city that make active travel easier, but it’s not just about having the facilities in place, knowledge, skills and confidence are important too.

As part of our ongoing commitment to support cycling, we are organising a series of free lunchtime webinars in partnership with Ridewise, Sustrans, British Cycling and Love to Ride on a range of bike-related topics. The first, taking place next week during Road Safety Week, focuses on winter cycling tips.

Feel free to join as few or as many as you’d like! All you need to do is register using the links below, and we’ll send log in details ahead of the event, which will be broadcast on Zoom.

Webinars

Thursday 19 November – Winter Cycling Tips – 12-1pm

Now the clocks have changed get ready for winter cycling with these safer cycling tips from Sustrans and Ridewise. There will be opportunity to ask questions with a Ridewise cycle instructor.

Register now

Tuesday 1 December – Cyclist Awareness for Drivers – 12-1pm

Ridewise will give a taster of the course that helps drivers become more aware of cyclists, to help reduce accidents between motorists and cyclists. This session is aimed at businesses, who can book the full course for their staff, but all are welcome.

To register contact ginalaw@ridewise.org.uk

Coming soon – dates to be confirmed:
  • Cycling for everyone – Find out more about the support available for anyone wanting to get into cycling or take it further. We’ll hear from Love to Ride  on how they promote inclusivity in their campaigns; Women in Tandem – a city-based initiative supporting women to cycle by teaching bike maintenance and repairs; and Ridewise – talking about their Cycling for All sessions.
  • Cycle route planning – A step by step guide on planning your cycle journey in and around Nottingham, including how to make the most of online tools such as Cycle Streets and the Nottingham City Cycle Map, with Sustrans. This webinar will include a short Q&A session.

Look out for new dates and topics here.  Get in touch if you have ideas for other cycle webinar topics.