Newton Aycliffe family fun day to promote the benefits of active travel

The Advertiser Series: Mum Tracey Neale mixes a fruit smoothie for son Reece Neale, six, of Shildon, by using energy produced by pedalling a bike attached to a blender, supervised by Mandy Smith of Local Motion at a similar family fun day last year Mum Tracey Neale mixes a fruit smoothie for son Reece Neale, six, of Shildon, by using energy produced by pedalling a bike attached to a blender, supervised by Mandy Smith of Local Motion at a similar family fun day last year

NORDIC walking, free health checks and smoothie-making are just some of the activities on offer at a health-themed fun day this weekend.

The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), in Newton Aycliffe, and Local Motion are hosting the event at Woodham Community Centre on Saturday, January 11, from 10am to 2pm.

The fun day aims to promote the benefits of active travel and will feature taster sessions in Nordic walking, tips on bike maintenance, free health checks and mini therapy sessions and advice on public transport.

People can also find out more about free six-week Active Travel Clubs, where participants get the chance to meet new people and learn new skills while getting active.

At the end of the six weeks, members are given information on walking and cycling groups in the Newton Aycliffe area and are offered the opportunity to train as a walk leader or cycle marshal.

For more information, call Catriona Grime, at the PCP, on 01325-321234 or email catriona. grime@pcp.uk.net or Joe Cogdon, at TeamLocal Motion, on 0300-026-8007 or email joe.cogdon@durham.gov.uk

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