Happy New Year

Get your 2016 rolling

Cycle training for children
We have a full programme of free cycling courses for children in the February half term. 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
If you’re a beginner (or an improver) and want to practice off-road to learn to ride a bike, you can do a free weekend course. More 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.

All together now
Explore the borough on our Islington By Bike rides! There are two rides on Friday 19 February setting out at 10am from Rosemary Gardens and Elthorne Park. There’s a rest stop halfway and we will get you back by noon. These family-friendly rides are run by Islington Council and led by qualified instructors. Free of charge, but places are limited, so book in advance here.

Beat the Blues
Take a trip to Walthamstow Village with Islington Cyclists Action Group’s Beat the Blues Bike Ride on Saturday 6 February. This ride sets out at 10.30am from The Ecology Centre (191 Drayton Park, N5 1PH) and there will be coffee/lunch stop. It’s an easy-paced ride “for anyone aged 8 to 80.” 

Challenge yourself
Sport Islington’s Club of the Year Islington Cycling Club are running two big public entry challenge rides. The Great Escape is 200km from Look Mum No Hands! in Old Street to Essex and back, while The Italian Job is a more modest 100km and takes you out to Little Chalfont from its start point in Finsbury Park. For more details about the club’s regular rides visit the club website.