Camden Cycle Skills

Cycle Skills for Adults

Choose the training to suits your goals from our range of courses:

  • Learn to Cycle Never got round to learning to cycle? Want more practice with starting, stopping and balancing on a bike? We teach the first principles.
  • Building Cycle Confidence Keen to boost your cycling skills before sharing the road with London’s traffic? We teach important bike control skills to prepare you for cycling safely on the road.
  • Urban Cycle Skills Individual cycle training delivered on the road. Sessions are tailored to suit each individual—whether experienced cyclist or cycling in traffic for the first time.
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Learn to Cycle

These group courses are for novice cyclists who want to learn to ride unassisted. Training takes place in two 90 minute sessions over one weekend.

Courses are held at Haverstock School. Training bikes and helmets are available to borrow.

If you can already cycle without help for a minute or more, you are ready for the next training stage, Building Cycle Confidence.

Forthcoming Adults Learn to Cycle courses:

Date Time Availability
Saturday-Sunday 7-8 July 2018 10.30am-12noon Fully booked
Saturday-Sunday 21-22 July 2018 10.30am-12noon Places available
Sunday 29 July 2018 10.30am-12noon (no Saturday session) Places available
Saturday-Sunday 11-22 August 2018 10.30am-12noon Places available

When a course is fully booked, we will offer the next available place on a later course. You may tell us your preferred training date when registering. Should we receive cancellations, we will offer the places to those booked on later courses.

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“I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the beginners cycling class this weekend - both instructors were great. I'd like to book onto the next class to improve upon what I've learnt.”
Kim


Building Cycle Confidence

This cycle training group course prepares you for riding on the road. Training takes place in two 90-minute sessions over one weekend.

To participate in training at this level, you must be able to ride unaided.

Courses are held at Haverstock School. Training bikes and helmets are available to borrow.

If you already have good bike control skills, such as cycling one-handed for 5 seconds and stopping quickly in an emergency, you are ready for the next training stage, Urban Cycle Skills.

Forthcoming Adults Building Cycle Confidence courses:

Date Time Availability
Saturday-Sunday 7-8 July 2018 1pm-2.30pm Fully booked
Saturday-Sunday 21-22 July 2018 1pm-2.30pm Places available
Sunday 29 July 2018 1-2.30pm (no Saturday session) Places available
Saturday-Sunday 11-22 August 2018 1pm-2.30pm Places available

When a course is fully booked, we will offer the next available place on a later course. You may tell us your preferred training date when registering. Should we receive cancellations, we will offer those places to those booked on later courses.

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“I had a wonderful experience this weekend. Both instructors were patient and supportive. They were both ready with positive words to motivate and encouraged us all to step out of our comfort zones. Thank you very much.”
Husnara


Urban Cycle Skills

These individual sessions equip trainees with road traffic skills, from cycling on quiet roads to complex junctions and busy roundabouts. Because this training is delivered one-to-one, or in small groups, it will be tailored to each trainee’s individual needs. This could, for instance, include your route to work or college.

Each training sessions is between 90 and 120 minutes in duration, beginning on quiet roads and moving on to busier, more complex roads.

To participate in training at this level, you must have good bike control skills, such as cycling one-handed for 5 seconds and stopping quickly in an emergency. You can see a Camden Urban Cycle Skills session in progress on YouTube.

You should bring your own bike to the training, although the use of a borrowed or hired bike is also possible. You might also consider signing up to ‘Try-A-Bike’, Camden's free four-week bike loan scheme—visit www.camden.gov.uk/tryabike for more information.

Training sessions can be arranged individually. In this case, your instructor will get in touch with you to agree a session for a mutually convenient time and location.

Alternatively, you can pick a scheduled training sessions from the list below:

Date, time
Location Availability
Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 1pm
Purchese Street NW1 1EL, entrance to Brill Place open space
available
Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 3pm Purchese Street NW1 1EL, entrance to Brill Place open space available
Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 1pm Purchese Street NW1 1EL, entrance to Brill Place open space available
Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 3pm Purchese Street NW1 1EL, entrance to Brill Place open space available
individually arranged
across LB Camden
available

Please state your preferred training dates, times and locations when registering. During peak periods, it may be necessary to book several weeks ahead for training appointments, particularly for weekends or weekday evenings.

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“The session was extremely productive and informative. The instructor was very clear and made sure I was safe and performing correctly throughout the session. I've gained the knowledge that I needed in my road positioning and signalling. I will definitely be recommending this as my boss at work did to me.”
Jake

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