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Cycle skills sessions

Cycle skills for adults

Whether you are a first time rider, a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills or a family looking to make journeys together, we provide fully subsidised Cycle Skills training to suit your needs.
Subsidised by Transport for London subject to conditions, availability and funding. 

On-line courses

In advance of your session we recommend you complete the TfL's online Cycle Skills course. The course provides easy to follow tips and advice to get you going. There are four short modules to try, including how to cycle as a family.

Practical courses


IMPORTANT - Due to the current lockdown, we are not able to offer any in person cycle training. The TfL online Cycle Skills course is still available and you can sign up to the waiting list here for practical cycle training. We will then contact you when we are able to offer training again.

Cycle Training Waiting List


A cycling instructor will meet you at your home or at a local park and will provide cycle training for you on a one to one basis. Sessions will last for 90 minutes and we can provide a bike for the session if you are a beginner or don't have one yet.

Control Skills

You will learn the basics of controlling a bike, build your skills and gain confidence to ride your bike in an off-road environment. 

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we are not currently able to offer sessions to complete beginners as our instructors will need to keep a 2m distance at all times and would need to support trainees while they are learning to balance. If you are unable to pedal on your own on a bike, please sign up to our waiting list and we will contact you when we are able to offer complete beginner sessions. In the meantime there some very good tips on learning to ride as an adult in this Cycling Uk Video


Road confidence cycle skills

Improve your cycling skills and confidence with a free session tailored to you. You will start in a safe, off-road environment to refresh your cycling technique and develop new skills before moving on to practice on quiet roads. Your qualified instructor will support you throughout to help you cycle more confidently.

On the road again 

Perfect your cycling techniques, plan journeys, manage more complex junctions and receive assurance that you are cycling efficiently and effectively.

Family cycle skills

Gain confidence and learn skills to cycle as a family with a free family cycling session. In the session a qualified instructor will teach you how to cycle with children, using quiet routes and parks. These sessions offer the opportunity to build on or prepare for Bikeability skills taught in schools. We are unable to provide children's bikes for these sessions.

About our sessions

Our professional cycling instructors are nationally accredited and available seven days a week to meet you at a time and place to suit you.

Sessions are limited to 2 per adults, lasting 90 minutes each.

Fully funded by TfL but please note, there is a £10 administration charge for any cancellations within two working days of each session.

  • Adults - one-to-one or in pairs

  • Families - up to two adults and three children

 


IMPORTANT - Due to the current lockdown, we are not able to offer any in person cycle training. The TfL online Cycle Skills course is still available and you can sign up to the waiting list here for practical cycle training. We will then contact you when we are able to offer training again.

Cycle Training Waiting List


 

 


Group Cycling Sessions at Beddington Park - These sessions are not currently available

We run adult group cycling sessions every Saturday (excluding December) in Beddington Park. Learn to ride a bike or improve your skills in a fun and social session! We will provide bikes and helmets to use but you can also bring your own. There are 2 sessions:

9:30am - 10:30am - Learn to Ride

These sessions are for adults that are not yet able to ride a bike independently. Our instructors will help you to start off and pedal a bike unaided.

10:30am - 11:30am - Improving Skills

These sessions are for adults that can ride a bike but maybe haven’t ridden in a while or would like to improve their skills before making journeys on their own. It will cover checking your bike, starting and stopping, controlling your bike,  gears, emergency stops, looking behind and taking your hand off to signal.