As a teacher, I often visited Free Wheel North with school groups. Everyone was always really friendly and helpful. On one occasion in 2016, I was speaking to Carol at Free Wheel North, and I told her that I couldn’t ride a bike. She was full of encouragement and assured me that there were lots of adults in my position.
In July 2016, l had a cycling lesson with Leslie and it was the best thing that I’ve done in years. With a lot of patience, help and support from everyone at Free Wheel North, I eventually learned to ride a bike at the age of 46 – something that I never thought was possible!
Since then, I have developed my cycling skills and I now have my own bike. I cycle with Breeze and I’m a member of the Glasgow Gals Cycling Club. I have improved my confidence, health and fitness as well as meeting lovely new people.
Through cycling, I have seen places that I never knew existed as before I was always in a car, bus or train. Learning to ride a bike really has had a positive impact on my life and this is all thanks to Free Wheel North! I have recommended others to visit Free Wheel North and they, in turn, have encouraged others to visit. It’s a fantastic place and they really do have a bike for all!
Blog post by Rebecca Muir
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