Summer cycling sessions are taking place to help young children ‘ditch their stabilisers.’

The events take place throughout August at Litherland Sports Park and Formby Pool are free to enter. They are aimed at children aged three and upwards.

 Organised by Sefton Council’s Travel Awareness and Safety team, the popular sessions have an excellent success rate at helping children say ‘goodbye’ to their stabilisers.

John Toker, from the Travel Awareness and Safety team, said: “There are a number of ways to learn to ride a bike – one of them normally involves someone running behind, holding the saddle, then letting go!

“Nowadays we have attachments for bikes that will save a lot of backache and other ways to improve confidence and balance.

“These sessions have a track record and are a great way to help children develop their skills and hopefully enjoy cycling even more.”

Booking is not required but more information is available on 0151 934 4638. Sessions at Litherland Sports Park run from 2pm till 4pm on Tuesdays – August 14, 21 and 28. The Formby Pool events run from 10am till 12pm on Thursdays – August 16, 23 and 30.

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