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Get skills and experience to bike for life

11 April 2019

If you're wanting to move towards more bike riding in your everyday life - we are here to help make it happen.

Thames Cycle Skills

Photo: First adult cycle skills course held in Thames last month.

Our Council has gained ACC cycle funding to provide a great opportunity to deliver free cycle skills training, with the first courses being held in Thames.

“Confidence comes from knowing what to do on the rides you enjoy,” says Ingrid Le Fevre, our Road Safety Co-ordinator. “Last month we successfully ran a cycle skills course in Thames for adults, and with the great feedback, we're to continuing the programme.”

"This is a just one of our initiatives to support walking and cycling within our communities," says our Mayor Sandra Goudie.

"It's to promote active health, hopefully see more people on our cycle tracks and Hauraki Rail Trail and out of their cars," says Mayor Sandra.

The upcoming round of the cycle skills course in Thames is free and aimed at adults who are already riding and will take place on 20 and 22 May from 9-12pm. 

Participants must be adults (18+ years) and capable of riding a bike with reasonable control of direction and speed, and have some knowledge of the road code.

There are a limited number of spaces available so please  register you interest by emailing your full name, contact number, email to before Monday 6 May.

If you are unable to attend these dates, please still email your details and the days that work best for you.

More information:
  • Cycling is now the fastest growing mode of transport in several cities and towns across New Zealand. Here you’ll find information for people who cycle and about the innovative cycling programmes and projects NZTA are working on with partners.
  • For more technical bike tips see the NZTA cyclists road code.
  • To find a group/club in your area see
  • For Hauraki Rail Trail information see .