From June until the end of September, Reading Youth Service Club will be running rides led by a qualified leader and accompanied by a youth worker,
The young people participating will learn about: cycling safety on and off road; bike maintenance and how to set themselves a safe route when cycling.
Advice for parents/guardians
Young people are welcome to bring their own bikes - leaders will check the bikes for safety and, If they're road worthy, they will be able to use them. Alternatively, they can book out a bike from the Youth Centre (we have 6 bikes available for hire).
The sessions carry no cost; but all young people will need to have a medical form prior to going on the ride. They will also need to agree to the rules when cycling with the group; including wearing a helmet.
As these rides will enable young people to raise funds for the Club, please help sponsor your son/daughter (they will come to you with their own sponsor form).
Young people will need to make their own way to and from the session – the nearest bus stop is Palmer Park Avenue on the 17(purple Bus direction to Three Tuns).
Please make sure that your son/daughter has a bottle of water with them and a light snack; correct shoes (trainers if possible); appropriate clothes; and waterproofs if the weather is cloudy. The cycle rides will go out every week in all weather; but if the road is slippery due to ground frost or snow the rides will be cancelled.
If you agree to your son/daughter coming along to the Club; please contact Gabriella Székely to obtain a medical consent form and return it to the Youth Team; Hamilton Centre; 135 Bulmershe Rd; Reading RG1 5SG.
If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact the team on 01189373604.