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County Rider cycle training proving popular with women

New figures show that Derbyshire County Council's County Rider programme, which offers free adult cycle training, has been proving popular with women since its countywide launch on July 1.

A total of 142 applications have been received for the programme in the past four months, and of these 110 have been from women. Figures also show that the vast majority of these applications have been from women aged between 36 and 65.

The figures are great news for The Derbyshire Cycling Plan, which includes specific strategic actions to encourage more women to cycle regularly and to encourage more women and girls' to take part in cycling through cycle training and programmes.

County Rider offers learners up to four training sessions and each one can last up to two hours.

The programme has a team of male and female instructors who will design the sessions to suit complete beginners or experienced cyclists who want to become even better and safer riders.

Please see the Derbyshire County Council website for further information and an application form.