Royal Borough of Greenwich


Royal Greenwich is committed to improving conditions for cycling and its cyclists. Free cycle training is available to anyone who lives, works or studies in the Royal Borough aged 7+, and it is actively encouraged to enable people to cycle more safely, more confidently and more often.


All courses are trainee-led, tailored to your current cycling ability and enabling you to get the most out of your cycling, whether you’re learning to ride for the first time, you want to start making local journeys on-road, you’d like to start commuting, or you’d like to start cycling as a family. Bikes and helmets are available on request from certain locations and you can always use your own bike as long as it’s roadworthy (tyres, brakes, chain all in good condition). All our cycle training follows the national standards which include Level 1 (practising skills in an off-road environment to develop control), Level 2 (on minor, quiet roads) and Level 3 (complex road situations).

We currently offer the following free services:

  • FREE 1 to 1 Cycle Skills sessions (aged 7 or over) Whether you're a first time rider or a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills, your instructor will tailor the session to suit your individual abilities and goals. Choose from: Basic Cycle Skills Book now or read more... Urban Cycle Skills Book now or read more... Advanced Cycle Skills Book now or read more...
  • FREE Family Cycle Skills (aged 7 or over) Gain confidence and learn skills to cycle as a family. Your instructor will tailor the session to your requirements. Book now or read more...
  • FREE Schools Cycle Training. For schools who wish to book a course or for more information, select from one of the following levels: Level 1 & 2 or Level 3
  • FREE Dr Bike Sessions where an experienced mechanic will check that your bike is working well and riding smoothly. They’ll make minor adjustments and repairs, and advise and recommend any more comlex work that will need to be done at a local bike shop. Our mechanics will provide information on local bike shops in the area. Please check the Upcoming Events for details on upcoming sessions.

Please check back regularly for updates on courses we offer, as this may change from time to time.

From time to time we also offer Safer Urban Driving courses for professional drivers. Please refer to Upcoming Events for courses currently available.

Cycle Confident works in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to provide cycle training initiatives. For any queries relating to the training on offer please contact us.

For other cycling enquiries related to cycling in the Royal Borough, the information below may be useful:

Upcoming Events


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Tue 20th August 2019 Tue 20th August 2019 - Fri 23rd August 2019

11:00AM

Child Group Cycle Training

Family Bike Week

Restriction: Live, work or study in Royal Borough of Greenwich

Family Bike Week Family Bike Week Hornfair Park Hornfair Park Free Fully Booked
Sat 24th August 2019 Sat 24th August 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Thamesmead Leisure Centre Thamesmead Leisure Centre Free Not Required
Tue 27th August 2019 Tue 27th August 2019 - Fri 30th August 2019

11:00AM

Child Group Cycle Training

Family Bike Week

Restriction: Live, work or study in Royal Borough of Greenwich

Family Bike Week Family Bike Week Avery Hill Park cafe Avery Hill Park cafe Free Places Available Details
Sat 7th September 2019 Sat 7th September 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Cutty Sark Gardens by, the Gypsy Moth pub Cutty Sark Gardens by, the Gypsy Moth pub Free Not Required
Sat 14th September 2019 Sat 14th September 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Beresford Square/Woolwich Market Beresford Square/Woolwich Market Free Not Required
Sat 21st September 2019 Sat 21st September 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Eltham High Street / Passey Place Eltham High Street / Passey Place Free Not Required
Sat 28th September 2019 Sat 28th September 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Thamesmead Leisure Centre Thamesmead Leisure Centre Free Not Required
Sat 5th October 2019 Sat 5th October 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Cutty Sark Gardens by, the Gypsy Moth pub Cutty Sark Gardens by, the Gypsy Moth pub Free Not Required
Sat 12th October 2019 Sat 12th October 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Beresford Square/Woolwich Market Beresford Square/Woolwich Market Free Not Required
Sat 19th October 2019 Sat 19th October 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Eltham High Street / Passey Place Eltham High Street / Passey Place Free Not Required
Sat 26th October 2019 Sat 26th October 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Thamesmead Leisure Centre Thamesmead Leisure Centre Free Not Required
Sat 2nd November 2019 Sat 2nd November 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Cutty Sark Gardens by, the Gypsy Moth pub Cutty Sark Gardens by, the Gypsy Moth pub Free Not Required
Sat 9th November 2019 Sat 9th November 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Beresford Square/Woolwich Market Beresford Square/Woolwich Market Free Not Required
Sat 16th November 2019 Sat 16th November 2019

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Eltham High Street / Passey Place Eltham High Street / Passey Place Free Not Required