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Cycle training

Three people being trained to cycle safely.
Image taken by J Bewley/Sustrans

Cycle training for adults

If you live work or study in Coventry you can take part in free cycle training sessions from traffic free sessions for beginners to on road training for intermediate and advanced. Book online.

  • Beginners: Do you have little or no cycling experience and would like help to learn the basics of balancing, pedalling, turning and stopping a bicycle? The session last 2 hours and takes place on Saturdays in the sports hall at Coventry Sports Centre until April then outdoors at Caludon Castle Sports Centre from May onwards. You can ask to borrow a bike and helmet when you book a beginners course online.
  • Intermediate: Can you ride and control a bike and would like to learn to ride on the road? The course covers road positioning, signalling, hazards.
  • Advanced: Do you ride on the road and would like to build your confidence to ride on busier roads or start riding to work? The training includes busier streets, queuing traffic, complex junctions and roundabouts. 

Request your first on road lesson using the online form. A cycle trainer will then contact you to arrange a suitable time and place. Bikes and helmets are available to borrow from certain venues.

Cycle training for children

  • Schools: Bikeability training (modern version of cycling proficiency) for children is delivered in many primary schools by our cycle training team. Contact your school office to check if they are taking part this year. 
  • For school cycle training in Warwickshire, visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/cycletraining
  • Learn to Ride sessions for children (age 4-15): Does your child have little or no cycling experience and would like help to learn the basics of balancing, pedalling, turning and stopping a bicycle?  If you live in Coventry or your child attends school here you can book a place on a free 2 hour learn to ride lesson with our cycle trainers. You can ask to borrow a bike and helmet when you book online
  • Indoor sessions take place at Coventry Sports Centre till the end of March. Most sessions are booked, but check online in case any spaces become available due to cancellations
  • Outdoor sessions at Caludon Castle Sports Centre begin in May and will be available to book online from April. 

Sign up for the cycling newsletter to find out when courses are available to book.

Tips for teaching children and adults to cycle (from cycling organisations)

  • HSBC UK Ready, Set, Ride - A free online learn to ride guide and App to help you teach your kids how to ride a bike - British Cycling
  • Teaching your child to ride a balance bike - Cycling UK
  • Teaching your child to cycle without stabilisers - Sustrans
  • Teaching adults to cycle - Cycling UK

Cycle Coventry

Email: cyclecoventry@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7697 7644

Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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