Bengaluru's own cycling community
In the past few months, we have seen a surge of positive news about bicycles in the city. The Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) announced that Bengaluru will have its very first Cycling District, with colour-coded cycling lanes and will also work towards promoting cycling to workplaces. BMTC buses introduced cycle stands on their buses.
Despite these developments, many communities find it challenging to get pedalling.
To make Bengaluru more cycle-friendly, especially for women, non-binary folks, the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), Jhatkaa.org, and Pedal In Tandem, in support of the #BengaluruMoving campaign, have launched the “Cycle School for Women” initiative.
What is a cycling school ?
Cycle School for women, comprises a series of free beginner cycling workshops to introduce women and girls to cycling. These fun outdoor workshops are to help you start cycling and will equip you with practical information like fixing a puncture, riding a geared bicycle and more. If you don’t have a cycle, you can get one at the venue!
Have you registered for cyclign school.
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– Cycles and equipment will be provided at the venue(You can choose to get your own cycle as well )
– Please carry a water bottle
– Wear comfortable clothing and be ready to get your hands dirty
– Please wear masks and carry sanitisers (Will also be available at the workshop)
Master Training program
After two successful Cycle School workshops held on Sundays at Church Street, Directorate of Urban Land Transport Jhatkaa.org and Pedal In Tandem has launched the Cycle School free MasterTrainer certification programme.
The Cycle School MasterTrainer programme calls on experienced cyclists in Bengaluru City to share their love for cycling by training the next generation of cyclists.
The MasterTrainers will go through 4 Sundays of hands-on training starting 21st March and will pick up skills on how to teach beginner cyclists basic skills like changing a puncture, riding a geared bicycle and also how to guide those who do not know how to cycle.
The MasterTrainers at the end of their training period will receive a certificate by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Jhatkaa.org and Pedal in Tandem. The aim of the programme is to create a supportive and sustainable community of cyclists in Bengaluru City who pass on their knowledge to beginner cyclists looking for training and assistance in starting their cycling journey. These trainers can then go on to utilise Church Street for training their peers or hold independent workshops at different localities based on need.
Master Training Modules
Module 1: Basics of Cycle Maintenance
Module 2: Basics of Supporting Cycle Learners
Module 3: Total 4 hours practicals at two Cycle Schools in April
Completion of the above 3 modules will get them the “MasterTrainer Certificate”, following which they are free to conduct their own Cycle Schools or continue at Church Street or any other area in Bengaluru.