Cycling is a fun activity to take part in and is great for keeping fit too! Managed and run by Vivacity, there are two venues offering differnt cycling experiences.

Embankment Sports & Athletics Arena

Sessions at the Embankment Sports & Athletics Arena (behind the Regional Swimming and fitness centre in Peterborough) take place each Wednesday (morning or evening sessions). This is a fantastic facility consisting of a 400m track and pavilion and a full size synthetic pitch for football and hockey. Cycling takes place on the running track, with qualified coaches, so riders of all abilities can get more out of their bikes in a fun, safe and off road environment. There is a choice of two types of bike . Hand cycles are 3 wheel bikes which are powered by hand pedaling. These bikes are great if you want to be in full control, and you can receive verbal directions and instruction. Tandems with a sighted front rider are great if you want the feel of riding a bike without the worry of steering! There are sighted guides who can help guide you, or you are welcome to bring your own guide to ride with you.

Where: Embankment Sports & Athletics Arena (at the back of the Regional Swimming and fitness centre)

When: Each Wednesday.  Morning session at  10.30am or evening session at 5.30pm

Cost: £2.50 (cost is per bike, not per person)

Bring: Outdoor clothing depending on the conditions. Safety equipment is provided

 

Ferry Meadows

Sessions at Ferry Meadows take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays (between 10am-4pm) and Saturday afternoons in the summer months (between 12pm-3pm). They use side by side tandems which are 3 wheel bikes that allow two people to sit next to each other, so the sighted guide can help keep the bike on course! Bikes can be hired by the hour and after a quick induction/practice, you and your guide are allowed to ride the bike around the park on your own, or with other family members. If you book in advance, sighted guides can also be available to cycle with you.

Where: Ferry meadows. Next to ‘Sailability’ in Dinghy park – just to the left of Ferry Meadows Watersports Centre/cafe.

When: Each Tuesdays and Thursday between 10am-4pm, and Saturday afternoon between 12pm-3pm

Cost: £2.50 per hour (cost is per bike, not per person)

Bring: Outdoor clothing depending on the conditions. Safety equipment is provided

 

We recommend that you book ahead for these activities to insure that there are enough guides and equipment available. To do this you can call Matt Taylor (Vivacity Sports Development Officer) directly on 01733 863783

 

For more information on the venue you can contact them on the details below:

Matt Taylor (Sports Development Officer)

01733 863783

matt.taylor@vivacity-peterborough.com

Embankment Sports & Athletics Arena (Regional Swimming and fitness centre)

Bishops Road,
Peterborough,
PE1 5BW

http://www.vivacity-peterborough.com