KIRKLEES is running a training course to encourage women to cycle more, whatever their level of ability or confidence.

The women-only course will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24, starting at 5.30pm and finishing at 7.30pm.

Riders should meet at Kirklees Highways Department’s offices at Flint Street, off Bradford Road, Fartown.

The course is highly practical and is run by trainers from Kirklees Highways Road Safety Team.

The trainers will run through a nationally recognised framework of activities, techniques and confidence-building.

They will start off-road and progress to on-road trips.

Clr David Hall, the Kirklees Cabinet member for highways, said: “Cycling is a most efficient way of getting around. It is cheap and good for you, so take this opportunity and get going on two wheels.”

Bikes will also be put through a health check to make sure they are safe and roadworthy.

Parking is available at Flint Street if participants need to bring their bikes in by car.

Contact Andy Dearnaly, on 01484 221159 or email