Get the most from your bike
We have a full programme of free cycling courses for children in the June half term. 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 basic cycle skills group course. More advanced cyclists wanting to improve their on-road riding can book some individual cycling skills sessions.
Can you fix it?
Take one of our free one-day basic bike maintenance courses and learn how to keep your bike going.
To learn how to ride together as a family, you can book family cycle skills sessions.
Explore the borough on our Islington By Bike rides! There are two rides on Friday 3 June 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.
Save the date for a cycling party!
Come and celebrate Bike Week on the 12 June at the Finsbury Park Festival of Cycling. There is a ton of free bike activities, family fun and food on offer.
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.