Cycle training in Camden
We offer cycle training to encourage safe cycling. Cycling is a clean, quick and easy way to travel, as well as an excellent way to keep fit.
We provide free cycle training for both adults and children.
On road advanced skills cycling for adults
Individual lessons for regular urban cyclists who want to make their journeys safer and more enjoyable. Experience riding on multi-lane roads to negotiating London's busy junction systems. Our sessions are tailor-made for you.
Here is what some recent participants have said about these sessions:
"Training did increase confidence in heavy traffic"
"It was a great experience that changed my perspective - teaching me that as a cyclist I do belong on the road and I need to be confident about being there."
Basic on road training
One to one sessions with a Camden cycling instructor. This will introduce you to positioning on the road and how to communicate effectively with other road users. The sessions are tailor made for the trainee’s riding ability.
On road sessions are booked on a date and time that is suitable for the trainee
and cycling instructor.
Children, families and groups
We teach school children to ride on the road, from the age of 9 upwards in fun, safe lessons. For younger children who are complete beginners, or who can ride but need to improve their control skills, we offer group courses during the school holidays.
Forthcoming dates for these:27th and 28th August 2015
We also cater for children with learning and physical disabilities. Get in touch to discuss this.
We can teach families to ride together. For any group there is a best formation.
We can show you how to ride protectively with your children and how to encourage them
to use their bikes more. These are on road sessions, usually with 1 adult 1
child, or 2 adults 1 child, or 1 adult 2 children. Please contact us to discuss
Complete beginner and control skills courses for adults
We run these regularly at weekends at Haverstock Cycling Hub at Haverstock School. Forthcoming dates in 2015:
8th and 9th August
29th and 30th August
12th and 13th September
26th and 27th September
Here is some feedback from a recent adult trainee who attended the complete beginners course, and now cycles regularly:
"I found out that Camden Council give free bicycling lessons! These were really helpful and took me from the point where I couldn't even stay upright on a bike to actually feeling confident on the road. The instructors emphasised the importance of safety on the bike and were very supportive. I'm really grateful to Camden Council for the lessons which made all the difference to me and I would encourage anyone else, even if they have never cycled before, to take up the lessons and give it a go."
Bike maintenance courses
We run regular one day courses for basic bike maintenance. However all courses
are currently fully booked. We will post on our facebook page when more dates
Details of all our cycle training courses and events are on our facebook page