June update

Your summer of cycling

For children
We have a full programme of free cycling courses for children in the summer 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.

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 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.

For families
To learn how to ride together as a family, you can book family cycle skills sessions.

All together now!
Explore the borough on our Islington By Bike rides. There are two rides a day on Friday 22, Friday 29 July and Friday 5 August. Each day two rides set out at 10am, one from Rosemary Gardens and the other from 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.

There are many more free guided rides in London. Why not take part in a Sky Ride? Sign up at www.goskyride.com. You can also arrange your own rides via British Cycling’s Ride Social website.

And why not grab the chance to cycle on traffic-free roads in central London at the RideLondon Freecycle on Saturday 30 July. It’s free to take part, but you need to register.

Go Islington!
There are more sports and activities on offer than you can shake a hockey stick at on 23 July at Go Islington! Aside from a Dr Bike and all ability cycling, there will be a chance to try out many Olympic sports such as running, tennis, handball, football and basketball, Full details here.

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