Purrfect Pedalling cycle training

Whether you want to get fit, save some money or improve our environment, now is a great time to start cycling. Cycle lessons will help give you the confidence to make more of your journeys by bike, whether for work or leisure.

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Purrfect Pedalling lessons are always one-to-one. Beginner lessons are much more effective one-to-one because they can be tailored to your needs and you avoid the competitive element within groups which can be off putting for some people.

If you prefer to learn as part of a group, various other organisations run adult beginner sessions or 'ditch the stabilisers' sessions for young children.

Our beginner training is done at a suitable off-road location. The location we now use is the cycle circuit in Tudor Grange Park Solihull which is ideal, being wide with a few hills but with few people walking around (a problem in many parks).

Training can take place on your own bike which must be suitable and in good working order. However we can provide a suitable bike for free. Please note that it is best to learnto ride on a bike which is slightly smaller than one you might eventually ride and we may suggest not using your own bike for this reason.

How to get to Tudor Grange Park Cycle Circuit in Solihull.

We will meet in the small FREE park car park off Monkspath Hall Road, near the town centre and Touchwood shopping centre. A near by postcode (which is just to the south) is B91 3DE. From Solihull town centre go right at the first roundabout on Monkspath Hall Road into the car park. Please note this is NOT the car park at the leisure centre which is at the opposite side of the park. Unfortunately there are no toilets nearby.

The cycle circuit is also a 10 minute walk from Solihull rail station where most local buses also call.

Prices from March 2021

ONE-HOUR BEGINNER LESSONS. The standard cost of a one hour lesson at Tudor Grange is £35 with a free bike provided.

SHORTER LESSONS 30 and 40 minute lessons are available for trainees for which 1 hour may be too long (usually young children). These are charged pro-rata at the hourly rate.

ADVANCED PURCHASE DISCOUNT Most people pay at the end of each lesson. If you pay in advance for 4 or more one hour lessons, a 10% discount applies to these lessons (£126 for 4 hours of lessons).

ADDDITIONAL LESSONS DISCOUNT I find most people have up to 4 or 5 lessons to feel confident riding but it does vary. If you find you need more than 5 hours of lessons, any additional lessons will be at the special lower price of £25 for one hour.

SHARED LESSONS. For practical and safety reasons I do not share lessons and all teaching is one-to-one. However lessons may be shared by time at no extra cost and this is quite common when teaching siblings. Typical shared lessons are one-hour (eg. 30 minutes each), £35 or 90 minutes (eg. 45 minutes each). A 90 minute shared-lesson lessons costs £50. The time split can be varied to reflect the ages and progress of the two trainees.

MINUMUM AGE Based on experience the minimum age is 7/8 (Year 3) because younger children don’t usually have the concentration to fully benefit from the lessons. However, if your child is a ‘young’ Year 3 you may find they learn to ride more quickly if they have lessons towards the end of the school year as children develop quite quickly at that age. Subject to availability, Year 3 children my begin lessons during the summer holidays before starting Year 3.

The FREE use of a bike is available if you do not have a bike of your own.

PAYMENT

Payment is by cash or cheque payable at the time of the lesson. Payment by bank transfer is also available - please enquire at the lesson.

Please contact us for more information or to book a lesson.

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last updated March 2021. All material on this website © Purrfect Pedalling

Getting the most from your training

Depending on your starting ability and aims, we will select the elements of our training which are most appropriate for you. This will ensure you will get the best value from the time you decide to spend with us. It will help us to help you if you think through what you are trying to achieve from your training.

 

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For more information about our cycle training, email purrfectpedalling@gmail.com or text 07896 885726.

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Cyclesolihull

Purrfect Pedalling supports Cyclesolihull which is a voluntary group encouraging more people to cycle in the Solihull area. Cyclesolihull produces over 50 self-guided route leaflets and organises over 100 turn-up-and-ride Community Cycle rides each year.

find out more at

www.cyclesolihull.org.uk