Essential Cycling Skills


This is a practical course for those who want to develop their confidence on a bicycle.

We're currently looking to increase the number of opportunities for adults to develop their cycling skills in Angus, Dundee, Stirling and Perth & Kinross areas. Those would involve group and 1-2-1 sessions to help you improve your cycling skills and confidence on the road. Available throughout March to June, free of charge.

If you'd like to find out more or get involved, please contact the appropriate person:

Angus & Dundee - Alex Pattison at
Perth & Kinross - Kat Brown at
Stirling & surrounding areas - Andrew Abbess at
Any other enquiries - Marianne Scott -

What skills do I need?

You don’t need any specific skills other than the desire to be more confident on your bicycle. The course provides you with the necessary skills to negotiate on road journeys. The course covers the following: bike handling, cycling with confidence on the road and roadside repairs.

How long does it take?

This is usually a 2-3 hour session.

What will I need?

You will need access to a bicycle in working order and clothes appropriate for the weather.

What will it cost?

The course costs £20 per person. 

What's next?

Once you have completed Essential Cycling Skills you should have improved confidence to make everyday trips by bike. You may be inspired to complete some of our other training courses to develop as a leader or instructor. 

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