Group Cycle Skills Sessions Beddington Park and Rose Hill
We run adult group cycling sessions on Saturday mornings in Beddington Park & Rose Hill Recreation Ground. 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 types of session to choose from:
9:30am to 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 to 11:30am - Improving Skills
These sessions are for adults that can ride a bike but:
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
looking behind and
taking your hand off to signal
Private Cycle Skills for adults & Families
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.
Before 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.
Free one-to-one sessions (Conditions apply)
We can fully subsidise up to 4 sessions per family. For complete beginners, we may offer up to 8 sessions delivered over 1-hour slots. There is a £10 administration charge for any cancellations within two working days of each session.
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.
We can provide bikes for the session but you will need to meet our instructors where our bikes are stored. This is usually at the Pavilions of Beddington Park and Rose Hill Park.
You can make a booking and check available dates and times in our booking form.
How many people can attend
We offer 2 sessions per adult or family, lasting 2 hours each.
- adults can attend one-to-one or in pairs
- families can attend with up to two adults and three children
What can be included in cycle skills?
Off-road 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. Choose from one to one and group sessions.
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.
How to make payment for additional bookings
Additional bookings are charged £30 for 1.5 hours and £40 for 2 hours. There is a £10 administration charge for any cancellations within two working days of each session. The full fee is retained if less than 24 hours.
By appointment at the Council's office
Account name: RBK Direct Credit Account
Account number: 14717168
Reference: “Cycle Skills”
Important: you'll need to email our Cycle Skills team to confirm your transaction.