Image: Glenn Elliot and Heather Peart, both graduates of New Horizons, now ride regularly and enjoy mountain biking.
Many participants hear about Pedal Power’s New Horizons course via word of mouth.
So this is a shout out to Pedal Power members – now is the time to tell your friends or significant other that enrolment for New Horizons is open.
"For people who can already balance on a bike, New Horizons will greatly improve cycling technique," says course coordinator Sue Lake, "and as skills are developed, participants soon discover the enjoyment of cycling."
"It’s great to see a nervous novice turn into a capable cyclist during the course."
"Graduates say the course has enabled them to go cycling with friends, take cycling holidays and improve their fitness."
New Horizons will start on 12 October and run until graduation on 8 December.
Weekly lessons start with basic riding skills and short rides on bike paths. Over time, the rides get longer and more interesting – and in true Pedal Power tradition, there’s always a coffee stop.
The course also involves evening classroom sessions that cover bike maintenance, body care (with a physiotherapist), nutrition (with a nutrition specialist), clothing and equipment.
Accredited coaches, Pedal Power ride leaders and a crew of experienced volunteers make sure each participant is fully supported to learn safely and in accordance with their abilities.
You will be contacted with information and enrolment details.