Cycle Training for Adults

As more people are taking up cycling, there is a greater need than ever to ensure good cycling skills. Sustrans can help you and your children to learn to cycle safely and confidently on the road. 

We offer FREE cycle training, both traffic free and on-road that will improve your skills and confidence. 

This is a forty-five to sixty-minute session building confidence and skills to start cycling for adults of any age (as long as there is no medical reason why you cannot cycle – chat to us first if you’re not sure). This will normally be organised on a one to one basis.  We have bikes available to borrow.

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A refresher session for adults who learnt to cycle as children and just want to practice those never forgotten skills in a safe environment with an experienced trainer before getting back out there.  The training takes place off-road on CS Lewis Square and finishes with a short cycle along the local greenway.

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Join us for a six-week plan to get you from the couch onto the bicycle.  If you'd like to cycle to work or for short local journeys but don't feel fit enough or confident enough why not join our six weekly sessions to help build up your fitness and skills - going at your own pace. This is for you if you can cycle but haven't been out on the bicycle for a while and want a bit of motivation.  We will meet once a week in a small, informal group for a bit of fun, relaxation and exercise after work. 

- Wednesdays from 6.00pm
- Thursdays from 11am

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Refresher cycle training for adults who want to start using the bike more, for commuting or daily journeys.  This training covers a refresher of basic control skills on the bike and then takes you out onto some local quiet roads to practice and build confidence in cycling in light traffic areas.  The training is a reminder of positioning, control and communication with other road users to keep you safe and happy on your cycle journey.   On completion, you can move on to Level 3 if you wish.

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If you have completed the level 1 and 2 training and would like some more training on busier roads we have a Level 3 training session which is really useful, it will help with bigger junctions, roundabouts, multi-lane roads and bus lanes and more. 

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A fully comprehensive 6-week course for women to get you cycling to work. The course covers choosing a bike and equipment,  Levels 1 and 2 National Standards cycle training (traffic free and on-road), bike maintenance, route planning and guided cycle rides.

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