Sharon attended 10 sessions at Vauxhall after hearing about the course from a friend. She quickly gained in confidence and was able to advance to practical, on road sessions after just a few weeks. By the end of the course she had completed Level 2 Bikeability, cycling on the road with confidence.
Sharon joined the course with the aim of being able to cycle with her son at the weekends instead of using the car. She now feels more confident cycling on roads in London and is saving up to buy her son a bike and then plans to use the Boroughs cycling training provision so they can learn to safely cycle together.
Since completing Bike It You Can Too the number of journeys she makes by cycling has increased a large amount and the number of journeys by car decreased a small amount. Sharon also reported feeling happier now, experiencing less stress during her journeys and having more opportunities to appreciate nature and her local area.
“I asked myself all the questions: Am I too old to learn or improve? Will there be nice people on the course? Are the instructors nice? What’s the point? Firstly, I met some amazing women who have become friends and I was able to reach my goal, to ride on the road with traffic”