Here comes the summer…
Even if the weather isn’t super sunny, Islington Council can brighten your July and August with a range of cycling courses for all ages.
Summer Bikeability for children
We have a programme of free Bikeability courses for children in the summer holidays running on the weeks of 26 July and 2 August. Choose from:
- Beginners (age 5-12) – for children who can’t yet ride without stabilisers
- Bikeability Level 1 (age 5-9) – learn bike control skills off road
- Bikeability Level 2 (age 9-12) – learn how to ride on quiet local streets
They are taking place at venues in N4 and N1. For full details and to book, click here.
This is new… we now have cycling courses this summer for 13-17 year olds. You can book Become a Confident Cyclist on the Summerversity website for a week of cycling that includes four days of training a a group ride around London on the last day to round things off nicely.
E-bike cycle skills
We’ve teamed up with e-bike hire firm Lime to bring you a weekend of Cycle Skills sessions. You can use your own bike or borrow a Lime e-bike free of charge
- Venue: Meet outside the Highbury Leisure Centre, Highbury Crescent, NDates: 31 July and 1 August 2021
- Times slots: 9am-11am, 11.30am-1.30pm, 2pm-4pm
- Each session lasts up to two hours.
- Book here
More cycle skills for adults, families and young people
If you want to improve your on-road riding, you can book some individual cycle skills sessions. You can also learn how to ride together as a family, by booking a family cycle skills session. And for 11-17 year olds looking to cycle to secondary school, we offer Independent cycle skills sessions.
Plus there is our Try Before You Bike scheme.
29 August, 2-6pm, Caledonian Park
New cycle routes in Islington
Islington has changed quite a bit over the last year. There are many new schemes in the borough that are designed to make it easier for you to walk and cycle. As part of the People-Friendly Streets programme there are several new Low-Traffic Neighbourhoods, School Streets and several new cycle lanes. You can see more details on the Council website.