Bassetlaw students to be taught valuable cycling skills

Bassetlaw students to be taught valuable cycling skills

Children and young people can sign-up for a cycling skills workshop in the summer holidays as part of two events sponsored by Bassetlaw District Council.

The ‘Learn to Ride Your Bike and Cycling Skills Workshop’ will take place in Tuxford and Worksop in August 2023 and will be delivered by Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy.

These popular sessions follow the success of last years’ events that helped to prepare children to ride their bikes over the summer holidays.

The Clancy Briggs team will teach the attendees a range of knowledge and skills to improve the confidence of beginner cyclists and help those new to cycling learn to ride their bikes.

Cllr Lynne Schuller, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Bassetlaw District Council said: “I am extremely pleased to provide Bassetlaw children with this excellent opportunity which improves safety and health, a skill to last a lifetime.”

The workshops will cover basic balance, how to ride on textured terrain and cycling safety. Various cycling goodies such as reflective key-chains will also be given to the attending children to promote cycling safety and the importance of being visible to drivers.

Graham Briggs, Founder of ClancyBriggs Cycling Academy said: “We believe cycling is a valuable life skill. Not only is it a fantastic form of exercise and a cost effective means of transport, but it’s a way for children to have fun, explore and experience a sense of freedom that is difficult to find elsewhere.

“We’re passionate about teaching youngsters the necessary skills to become confident, safe cyclists and above all to love riding their bikes – it’s this enthusiasm for cycling that will see them continue to ride their bikes throughout their lives.”

Cllr John Shephard, Cycle Champion for Bassetlaw said: “I fully support this initiative and hope that as many children as possible will have this opportunity to learn to ride. It will give them an important life skill - cycling is great fun, good for their health and for the environment!”

The workshops will take place at:

  • Tuxford Academy on Wednesday 9th August, with two sessions from 9:30am to 11:30am, and 11:30am to 1:30pm.
  • Outwood Academy Valley on Wednesday 16th August, with two sessions from 9:30am to 11:30am, and 11:30am to 1:30pm.

To find out more about the workshops and book a place, please visit:

Last Updated on Monday, July 31, 2023