Cycle Skills training

Every second Saturday of the month, April to October 2024, we will be offering a free range of Cycle Skills training for residents' families. From children learning to balance and those learning to ride for the first time, to adults (16+) wanting to enhance their cycle skills or gain confidence on the road.

All sessions are free of charge, however, due to limited numbers spaces operate on a first come first served basis, please email to reserve a place.

Session dates:

  • Saturday 8 June
  • Saturday 13 July
  • Saturday 10 August
  • Saturday 14 September
  • Saturday 12 October

Please note:

  • As the sessions take place outdoors, they are weather dependant, please check this  web page for any updates before attending.
  • You can attend individually or as a family.
  • Bringing your own helmets, bikes and balance bikes, is advised, but we will also have a limited amount available to use, free of charge.
  • All applicants aged 4 to 17-years-old will need to be accompanied by an adult on their training sessions.

For more information including location, email Darryl Boot at

Training sessions for children

All applicants will need to be accompanied by an adult on their training sessions.

Learn to Balance. Sessions between 10am to 11am.

For children aged 4 to 6-years-old to learn to balance using balance bikes, specially built bikes without pedals, to encourage independent balancing without the need for stabilisers. The first step to riding a bike.

Learn to Ride. Sessions between 11am to midday.

For children aged 6 to 10-years-old, to learn to ride using pedal bikes, in preparation for their 'bikeability' on road course, offered to all year 6 pupils throughout the borough.

Training sessions for adults

Learn to Ride/Cycle training. Sessions between 1pm to 2pm.

For residents aged 16 or over who have never ridden or haven't ridden for a while but are looking to cycle again, and those who ride, but would like to brush up on their skills and confidence. Riders can then stay on for the last session of the day.

Dr Bike / Cycle maintenance. Sessions between 2pm to 3pm.

It is for those attendees who would like advice on maintaining their bike and keeping it 'roadworthy'.

Page last updated: 03 Jun 2024