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 Burgess Park, 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 5 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.
There is a limited number of adult and children's bikes available to borrow.