Winter Cycling Vouchers To Keep You On Your Bike

Ealing Council offers incentive to make locals stay in the saddle

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Ealing Council is offering £40 vouchers to keep residents cycling through the winter.

The voucher is available to any adult who has had cycle training since October or who signs up and completes it before March. The "Keep Riding Through Winter" vouchers can be used in any one of five independent bike shops in the borough and can be spent on accessories like mudguards, lights, puncture resistant tyres, gloves or other clothing for the colder months.

On-road cycle training is available for adults living in Ealing. It teaches cyclists how to be safe and confident and is suitable for all levels. Instructors will provide training anywhere in Ealing. To book a lesson ring Cycle Training UK on Freephone 0800 093 6454 quoting "Cycle Training for Ealing". There is a £5 booking fee, except for unwaged adults and their children.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Environment and Transport, said: "We want to support people to keep cycling through the winter months by giving low-cost and some cases, free on-road training as well as practical help so people can stay safe and warm. If you're wrapped up and have decent lights, it's great to get on your bike, enjoy the winter sun and beat the traffic jams.

The vouchers can be used in the following shops:
* Ealing Cycles – 9 Bond Street
* Woolsey of Acton – 281 Acton Lane
* The Bike Shop – 67 the Broadway, Greenford
* Bicycle Repair Station – Churchfield Road, Acton
* There Cycling – 60 Boston Road, Hanwell
They can also be used at the community bike workshop, Ealing Bike Hub at 18 Queens Avenue, Greenford.

Cyclists who have completed training since October will be contacted by Cycle Training UK to receive their vouchers. Anyone taking cycle training until the end of March will be given a voucher by their instructors.

Find out more information on cycling in Ealing by visiting the website or contact Dr. Robert Davis on 020 8825 5771, or Colin McKenzie on 020 8825 5140 or by email.


December 20, 2012