Saturday, 15 March 2008

Taking lessons


Despite the fact I have been riding for a long long time. (Ok with lots & lots of gaps.) I had my first riding lesson this afternoon courtesy of the Cycling Training Team at Greenwich. It is free, thanks to Transport for London (TFL) and our Mayor Ken (not sure if he will get my vote yet) Livingston.

With the patience of J & L I learned how to cycle around small cones, signal with confidence, stop on line, do a U turn and my favourite, look behind to check traffic.

The classes run every weekend at the Royal Arsenal in Woolwich. (Another major attraction that I had no idea about until today.) I still need to practice but already my skills on the road are up 100%.

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