Cycle courses and bike maintenance events are taking place throughout the autumn and October half-term.

Sefton Council has teamed up with BikeRight to offer free cycle training for adults throughout the borough.

These are supported by basic bike maintenance sessions which are also free of charge.

Also in the autumn half term, children aged nine and above can attend two-day Bikeability cycle training courses at either Litherland Sports Park or Dunes Splashworld, Southport.

There are also half-term ‘Ditch Those Stabilisers’ events at Litherland Sports Park and Formby Pool.

Brian Nener, from Sefton’s Travel Awareness and Safety team, said: “People often put off cycling because they are not confident enough. These courses are perfect for gaining that confidence and knowledge of how to cycle safer.

“Cycling is an all-year-round activity so if you just cycle for pleasure or commute, these courses will be right up your street and this could be a good time to get on your bike and enjoy the health benefits of cycling.

“Whether you want to learn to ride, improve your confidence on the road or develop bike maintenance skills, there should be a course to suit you.

“Booking is essential and I would encourage people to get in touch early to avoid disappointment.”

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