Cycle Skills

Online course

Improve your basic skills to feel more confident. You'll learn:

  1. Tips to get you and your cycle prepared for the road
  2. How to start cycling on the road safely and responsibly
  3. Tips to brush up on your cycling skills
  4. How to cycle in a group with children

When you've completed all four modules, we'll send you a 24-hour access code for Santander Cycles. All 30-minute journeys are included.


Learn with an instructor

You can learn one-to-one with an instructor.

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Basic Cycle Skills

Practice off-road and learn the basics.

Improve your skills to cycle confidently through your local area. 

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Urban Cycle Skills

Practice off-road and then move on to quiet roads to refresh your cycling technique. 

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Advanced Cycle Skills

Learn how to improve your cycle skills at complex junctions, in heavy traffic or at night. 

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Family Cycle Skills

Practice on quiet routes and through parks to learn how to cycle with children.

This session prepares children for Bikeability

Book cycle training

You can book these free cycle training courses in your borough.

Cycle Skills for children 

Bikeability is a cycle training programme for children. They can complete three levels of training through their primary and secondary school: 

If your child's school doesn't offer Bikeability, you can search for courses in your area

Borrow a cycle 

If you don't have a cycle, you may be able to borrow one from your local borough cycling team.

Looking after your cycle

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