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.
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.
IMPORTANT - In line with the national Covid guidance, we can offer:
One to One lessons from the 8th of March
Family sessions (up to 2 adults and 3 children) or a pair of adults from the same household from the 29th of March.
We are not currently able to offer complete beginner lessons as as our instructors will need to keep a 2m distance at all times and would be unable 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
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. You can see the available slots on the booking form.
Sessions are limited to 2 sessions per adult/family, 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 (from the 8th of March) or in pairs (from the 29th of March if both adults live in the same household)
- Families - up to two adults and three children (from the 29th of March)
What can we cover in a session?
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 - busier roads, commuting journeys
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.
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.