Family Cycle Skills
Gain confidence and learn skills to cycle as a family with a free family cycling 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.
Whether you and your family are relative novices to cycling or you all ride already but would like advice on specific routes (to school or friends, for example), your instructor will tailor the session to meet your needs.
Your instructor will meet you in a park or other location of your choosing, assess everyone’s abilities and talk to you about what you’d like to get out of your training. After some initial off-road training, if you're all ready to ride on the road, you will progress onto quiet roads and, if appropriate, tackle more challenging conditions. You will also cover how best to cycle on the road as a group so that you are well prepared to enjoy future outings as a family on your bikes.
Sessions are for up to 3 people and at least one trainee must be an adult. Please be aware that where groups have very different ages or abilities, instructors need to pace training to suit the least able.
Lessons can take place during daylight hours any day of the week, including weekends and the duration of a lesson is 2 hours. At the end of your session, you are invited to talk to your instructor about whether you would like to book a follow-up lesson.
In most cases, all trainees will need to have a bicycle of their own (though there may be some availability of bicycles to borrow – please check with us well in advance).
If you live, work or study in any of the following London boroughs, this training is entirely free:-
- City of Westminster
- Enfield (children must be aged 10 or over)
- Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
- Waltham Forest
Click on one of the links above for information on other services we provide in your area.
If you do not live, work or study in one of these boroughs, we are more than happy to provide you with a private lesson, please contact us for further details.