Learn to ride a bicycle for free with The Daria Project

DMU staff and students can now sign up for free cycling lessons as part of The Daria Project.


Lessons will take place between 10:30am and 12:30pm on the following dates:

  • Saturday 30th September
  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 21st October
  • Saturday 28th October

When DMU Placement Student, Daria Brazhnyk, joined the Sustainability Team, she had never ridden a bike before but decided to learn as it’s a sustainable way of transport. Daria was among the one in eight adults in Britain that never learned to ride a bike, but thanks to the Sustainability Team and Leicester City Council, she has transformed from a cycling novice to a proficient cyclist.

She was taught by qualified cycling instructors who supplied her with a bike for the training sessions, and learned at a pace that was right for her. Daria's first training session was off-road in Bede Park, where she learned how to balance on the bike. After only eight sessions, Daria was riding a bike by herself outside the Vijay Patel building.

To inspire others to follow her example, Daria documented every step of her biking journey. You can view her story on TikTok.

If you have never ridden a bike before and would like to learn, register your interest and give it a go!

Posted on Monday 18 September 2023

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