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Graduates from the YOUth Inspire programme
Graduates from the YOUth Inspire programme

Cruise with confidence on your e-bike

E-bikes, you’ve probably seen them around, zipping around the rush hour traffic without a care, the wind blowing through their hair without even needing to pedal.

If you’re an owner of an e-bike you’re probably well aware of that liberating feeling, if not, it could be because riding them on the road can be scary.

If you’re new to bike riding as an adult, or if you’re an older rider who hasn’t biked since your youth, we’re here to help you rediscover the freedom and enjoyment of biking.

Greater Wellington’s Pedal Ready programme offers free workshops with trained instructors. The e-bike ‘Have a Go’ session takes riders through a range of basic skills before escorting them onto a shared path for a practice ride.

The more advanced ‘Cycling in the City’ workshop deals with on-road situations such as riding through intersections and roundabouts, making right-hand turns in traffic, taking the lane on narrow streets, and passing parked cars with minimal risk of running into an opening car door.

The basic, have a go workshop, will be held at Hutt Central School on Saturday 8 June. Registration is essential.

If you’re interested in one of these programmes check out pedalready.org.nz or contact them at info@pedalready.org.nz, phone 04 830 4326

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