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 outdoors at Caludon Castle Sports Centre on Saturdays from May - July and September - October. You can ask to borrow a bike and helmet when you book a beginners course online.
On road training
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 training session 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.
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.
Help teaching children to ride: British Cycling are running a Let's Ride Pop Up event in War Memorial Park on the third Sunday of every month. This free event includes a 1 mile traffic free route. A British Cycling Coach will be attending the event on Sunday 21 July 2019 to run the HSBC UK Ready Set Ride zone for learning to ride, which is the new, fun and easy way to get kids cycling. Find out more and book your place
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