Autumn 2015

We’re offering something for everyone this autumn…

Cycle training for children
We have a full programme of free cycling courses for children running in the October half term. There are three courses to choose from:

  • Beginners (age 5-12) for children who can’t yet ride without stabilisers
  • Bikeability Level 1 (age 5-12) teaches bike control skills off road
  • Bikeability Level 2 (age 9-12) get the skills to ride safely on road

And we’re running them at three venues in N19, N1 and NW3. For full details and to book, click here.

Cycle training for adults
You can do a weekend course if you are a beginner or an improver and want to practice off-road. And advanced cyclists wanting to improve their on-road skills, can book individual training.

Cycle training for families
To learn how to ride together as a family, you can book a family training session.

Follow the leader
Explore your borough on our Islington by Bike rides – there will be 12 rides over the next 12 months! These family-friendly community bike rides are suitable for children and adults. They’re run by Islington Council and led by qualified cycle instructors.Free of charge, but places are limited, so you must book in advance here.

The first two rides set out at 10am from Rosemary Gardens and Elthorne Park on Friday 30 October, feature a rest stop halfway and will get you back by noon.

The Sky’s no limit
There are also two Sky Rides in Islington on Sunday 27 September (Islington Local Pride: Canals, Parks and Quietways) and Sunday 26 October (Islington Local Pride:Emirates, Ecology Park and Finsbury Park). Both are 10-mile rides at an easy pace. They’re also free to take part in.

Getting more sporty
Fresh from winning Sport Islington’s Club of the Year award, Islington Cycling Club have grown even more and have now reached 425 members. They run eight weekly rides with local start points. For more details visit the club website or email the club secretary. The photo below is from one of their ladies rides.

Bike maintenance classes
Our bike maintenance classes have proved so popular that they are currently fully booked. We’ll add more when we can. Meanwhile, we have found out about another free bike repair class and workshop that you might find useful. It is every Wednesday, 5pm-8pm, 1 Rochester Square, NW1 9RZ. Just turn up with your bike in hand.

More local cycling links
There are also details of further maintenance classes and links to many other local cycling facilities.