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Learning to ride on roads


Advanced cycle skills

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We have a team of qualified female instructors offering free one-to-one or small group cycle skills training sessions in each of the boroughs where our Cycle Sisters groups operate. Most other London boroughs also offer free cycle training as do some local authorities outside London so check your local council website (you may be able to request a female instructor).


We deliver Bikeability which is the national cycle training programme which develops skills and confidence for cycling on the roads. Whether you are a complete beginner or a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills, the sessions are tailored to your individual abilities and goals - there is something for everyone!

You can choose from:

Learn to cycle in a safe, off-road environment including:

  • Preparing for a journey

  • Checking your cycle is ready for a journey

  • Setting off and stopping

  • Pedalling (including controlling speed, turning, looking behind and signalling)

Improve your cycling skills and confidence on quiet roads including:

  • Choosing suitable riding positions

  • Sharing the road and communicating with other road users

  • Negotiating junctions and roundabouts

  • Identifying hazards and managing risks

  • Using cycle infrastructure

Perfect your cycling techniques on busier, more complex roads including:

  • Passing queuing traffic and using junctions controlled by traffic lights

  • Using multi-lane roads

  • Riding on roads with speeds above 30mph

  • Planning a journey and using route planning apps

  • Riding at night

To find out more about booking a cycle training session in one of our boroughs please contact

“They helped me to cycle - as a full grown adult it can be embarrassing to get up and learn. No judgement, lots of patience and kindness, and guess what - I can now peddle and balance!”

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