Newsreader Kay Burley was given cycling tips from her instructor as part of a free safety scheme in Harrow.

The Sky News presenter, who lives in Harrow, took advantage of the council’s cycling proficiency course.

She is hoping to complete the first leg of the Tour de France with Sky Cycling and used the course to brush up on her skills.

After the course, she said her instructor Louise Gold made her feel more at ease and confident about the challenge.