How you can get cycling this spring
We have a full programme of free cycling courses for children in the Easter holidays. Choose from:
- Beginners(age 5-12) for children who can’t yet ride without stabilisers
- Bikeability Level 1 (age 5-9) 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 four different venues in N19, N1 and NW3. For full details and to book, click here.
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 adult weekend courses. More advanced cyclists wanting to improve their on-road skills can book individual training.
To learn how to ride together as a family, you can book a family training session.
Explore the borough on our Islington By Bike rides! There are two rides on Friday 1 April 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.
Looking for a bigger challenge?
Islington Cycling Club are staging a 100km bike ride that starts and finishes in Finsbury Park. The ride is called The Italian Job and it takes place on 12 June, the same day as the Finsbury Park Festival of Cycling. You’ll go out to Hertfordshire as far as Little Chalfont and be back in time for the festival. It costs £9 and you can enter here.