BUDDING cyclists can learn the skills they need to ride a bike safely with the ‘Bikeability’ programme.

The nationally accredited course is available to both adults and children ensuring they gain practical cycle skills and have a better understanding of how to cycle on today’s roads.

The Level Two course is aimed at adults and children aged ten years and over.

The course will help give cycling experience on local roads, teaching how to deal with traffic, as well as understand how road positioning can keep cyclists safe. The course will cost £15.

Rachel Vann, physical activity and wellbeing officer for Malvern Hills District Council, said: "Our Bikeability and Learn to Ride courses provide that support and practical advice to help build the confidence and skills of any budding cyclist. Suitable for both children and adults, it’s never too late to get involved."

Cyclists must provide their own bike, which must be roadworthy, and their own helmet.

Upcoming dates: August 14, level two Bikeability for children and parents from 10am until 11.30am at The Sunshine Centre in Malvern.

September 5, Learn to Ride for adults only from 5pm until 6pm at Victoria Park and level two Bikeability from 6.30 until 8pm also at Victoria Park.

Email getactive@malvernhills.gov.uk for availability and booking places or go to www.malvernhills.gov.uk/bikeability