Essential Cycling Skills


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

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. 

Get started

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Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.