Online cycling training course launched to encourage ‘green recovery’

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tries out a new Streetspace protected cycle lane in London at the launch a new online cycle training scheme.

Sadiq Khan has launched a new online cycle training course as part of measures to promote a “green recovery” from the coronavirus pandemic.

Cycle Skills helps people get their bike ready for their first ride, offers tips for avoiding potential hazards and has guidance for cycling with children.

It is available on Transport for London’s website and is “tailored to cycling in London”, according to City Hall.

Everyone who completes the four training modules will be sent a free 24-hour access code for rental scheme Santander Cycles.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan tries out a new Streetspace protected cycle lane in London

Mr Khan visited Pimlico in central London on Thursday to try out a new segregated cycle route between Chelsea Bridge and Lambeth Bridge.

This is part of the Streetspace for London programme, which is creating extra pedestrian and cycling space on roads.

Some 11 miles of new cycle lanes have been established in the capital through the project, with a further 12 miles under construction.