Cycling in the UK increased by as much as 200% during the coronavirus lockdown, with 50% of that increase seen during the working week. During 2020 alone cycling on the open road was up over 45% compared with the year before.
At Thorpe Park we’re keen to build on that level of interest, and support you to carry on cycling as lockdown eases!
That’s why we’re offering FREE bike checks and cycle training sessions to the residents at the Redrow homes at Thorpe Park!
Halfords Bike Check
There has never been a better time to get “on yer bike” as we get set to see more people returning to their workplace over the summer. During 2020 cycling on the road increased by 45%. If you are one of those clocking the miles on the bike or you want to join the ever-increasing numbers who are then make sure your bike’s in good working order and ready to go!
Halfords professional mobile maintenance team will be visiting the Thorpe Park site to offer a bronze level cycle service. Usually priced in store at £35.00 this can be pre-booked for FREE, but places are limited so act now to secure your service!
A bronze level service comprises an overall health check followed by a detailed service of the gears, tyres, drive chain and brakes by an expert technician.
Book your session now
Currently we have two days available in June for you to book your free bike check, but keep your eyes out because there will be many more throughout the year. Limited places are available in each session, so book now to avoid disappointment!
We currently have the following sessions available, hosted at The Springs:
2nd June 10am – 2pm
2nd June 2pm – 6pm
23rd June 10am – 2pm
23rd June 2pm – 6pm
We ask that you drop your bike off in the first hour of the session you have chosen, where possible. You can collect your bike any time up until 6pm on the day of your booking. Speak to the engineers on the day to get an idea of when your bike will be ready to collect from.
From June we are delighted to launch two new cycle training courses on site at Thorpe Park. Both courses are delivered by our experienced and highly qualified instructor team and are totally free to attend.
Cycling combines physical exercise with the great outdoors, you can ride solo – giving you the time to process thoughts or you can ride with a group to broaden your social circle. We have two levels of cycle training based around group or individual activity and with outcomes to give you the power to ride more regular, in more places around your working day.
Our level 2 national standard cycle course will give you all the necessary knowledge and confidence to ride on the open road. Developing your awareness of other road users, how to ride as part of a group and the basic skills to ride in an efficient positive manor clearly indicating your intentions to the traffic around you.
Alternatively, conquer your commute with the help and advice of an experienced cycle instructor on this level 3 cycle course. You will be met at an agreed point (within 40 mins of your home at Thorpe Park) and ride side by side an identified route in. Gain an insight from an experienced cycle trainer on how to best approach the ride and an understanding of the challenges presented by the trip into the workplace. Develop the skills, experience, and confidence to share the road with a variety of other road users, understand available infrastructure, which could be used as part of your route and position yourself well to be clear and safe on a range of roads.
Book your session now
We have two level 2 sessions running from The Springs at Thorpe Park Leeds in June. Spaces on the courses are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!
Level 2 sessions are running at the following days and times:
Wednesday 2nd June, 5pm – 7pm
Wednesday 23rd June, 5pm – 7pm
To book a level 3 course built around your journey and availability, follow the link below.