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Rusty Riders

*** Please note: The event scheduled for the 2nd March has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The next session will be held on Saturday 6th April ***

Cycling enthusiasts, both new and returning, have a monthly meet up to look forward to at the Rusty Riders Clinic, held every first Saturday from 10 am to midday. This unique event, hosted in collaboration with Transition Chipping Norton, is designed to cater to individuals who are either new to cycling or considering a return to the saddle after a hiatus. The Rusty Riders Clinic offers a three-part workshop, combining essential elements to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and educational experience for participants.

  1. Bike Safety Check: The Rusty Riders Clinic kicks off with a bike safety check, emphasising the importance of a well-maintained bicycle for a smooth and secure ride. Participants are guided through the essentials of inspecting their bikes, from checking tire pressure and brake functionality to ensuring proper gear mechanisms. This hands-on session equips cyclists with the knowledge needed to keep their bicycles in optimal condition, fostering a culture of safety and responsibility.
  2. Proficiency Assessment and Coaching: Following the safety check, participants engage in a proficiency assessment to gauge their current cycling skills. Experienced instructors are on hand to provide valuable coaching, offering personalised tips and techniques to enhance participants’ cycling proficiency. Whether it’s mastering the art of balance, improving handling skills, or refining gear shifting, the Rusty Riders Clinic aims to empower cyclists with the tools they need to navigate the roads confidently.
  3. Guided Road Ride: The highlight of the Rusty Riders Clinic is the guided road ride that allows participants to put their newfound skills into practice. Cyclists embark on a journey through scenic routes, exploring the local landscape while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow riders. This practical experience on the road is a crucial component of the clinic, promoting a sense of community and fostering a love for cycling that extends beyond the workshop.

The Rusty Riders Clinic takes advantage of the accessible public bike repair station conveniently located outside Chipping Norton Leisure Centre.

We hope this endeavour stands as a beacon for cyclists looking to rekindle their passion or embark on a new adventure. By offering a holistic workshop encompassing bike safety, proficiency assessment, and guided road rides, this monthly event not only equips participants with essential skills but also creates a supportive community of like-minded individuals. If you’re ready to dust off your bike and embrace the joy of cycling, mark your calendars for the first Saturday of every month and join the Rusty Riders Clinic for a revitalising cycling experience.

Anyone who feels qualified wishing to volunteer should make themselves know to volunteers running the Saturday event to discuss enrolment.

Event dates:

  • 2nd March 2024
  • 6th April 2024
  • 4th May 2024
  • 1st June 2024
  • 6th July 2024

More dates will be added as the year progresses

Published
1 February 2024
Last Updated
1 March 2024