Ride Side by Side launches today!

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 by jmowbray

Free cycle taxi service

Ride Side by Side (RSbS) is a new cycle taxi service that's launching today in Hackney.

If you are an older person or have mobility issues, Ride Side by Side can help you to get out and about in the local area in an active, fun way.

RSbS comes with a specially designed orange bike that's very comfortable, stable and sturdy and has storage room for shopping as well as walking aids. There will be a friendly cyclist who'll pick you up and help you to get to where you want to go. You can choose to pedal some of the way or just sit back and relax.

Ride Side by Side can take you to the shops, the local park, dentist or hospital appointment… or just to get outside to enjoy the fresh air.

Ride Side by Side is now taking place in Hackney. The service runs in a two mile radius around Hackney Town Hall and takes place every Tuesday.

You can choose a two hour slot. The times are: 9-11am, 11.15-1.15pm, 1.45-3.45pm or 4-6pm.

You can book by calling 020 7232 4384  or through Eventbrite https://ridesidebyside.eventbrite.com.

Notes for Editors

Cycle Training UK, a worker's co-operative, exists to promote cycling as a form of transport. We love cycling. Since 1998 we have trained over 80,000 people to cycle skilfully and confidently on Greater London roads. All our instructors are permanent members of staff and undergo continuous rigorous training and professional development.

As well as delivering urban cycle training we offer maintenance sessions, instructor courses and driver training. We are acknowledged as leaders in the provision of instructor training - many other cycle training organisations and Bikeability schemes use us to train their staff and health check their schemes.

Businesses across London choose to work with us to enable their employees to commute to work. We offer bespoke packages to organisations including urban training, maintenance masterclasses and lunchtime cycle safely seminars.

We are a City & Guilds approved centre offering Cycle Mechanics as well as 3 tiers of maintenance training courses.

Cycle Training UK was the first provider to offer on-road cycle awareness training to professional drivers and continues to pioneer, for example recently developing an awareness programme for driving instructors.

Web: www.cycletraining.co.uk

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More info: info@cycletraining.co.uk