Your Instructor: Dilys Gartside

Not having a bike as a child, my head was turned from car to cycle while studying at Law College in the late 1970s.  Aged 26, I bought my first bike, a Falcon Black Diamond, and commuted to work for a decade, disregarding jibes of inappropriate behavior for a female solicitor!   Such behavior continued when raising a family and ‘sharing lifts’ meant everyone going by bike.

Having taught many children to ride under Southampton Council’s cycling scheme, I realised that much more was needed so I :