Children’s holiday Bikeability

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update.

All boroughs in London have been directed by TfL to stop all cycling activities. This means we will not be running any cycle training or cycle skills sessions (for adults or for children) until further notice.  If you have any questions about a booking you have made please contact us.

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If you are able to get to a park with your child safely, you might like to teach them to ride using the ideas in this British Cycling link: https://readysetride.co.uk

In line with current government guidance, you should only do this alone or with members of your household unless any of them have reason to self-isolate. Under no circumstance should you cycle or take part in any cycling activity in groups.

The latest government guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Islington Council offers free Bikeability cycle training for children aged 5-12 years old in the school holidays at Rosemary Gardens (N1) and Tollington Place (N4).

There are three courses available to suit your child’s age and ability.

  • Beginners – learning to ride (age 5 and up, two day course)
  • Level 1 Bikeability – off-road control skills (5-9 years, two day course)
  • Level 2 Bikeability – on-road training for more confident riders (9-12 years, four day course)

Beginners – learning to ride (age 5 and up)

A short course (2 x 1 hour sessions) for complete beginners who have never cycled before, or have only ridden a bike with stabilisers (training wheels).

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Level 1 Bikeability – off-road control skills (5-9 years)

A two-day course (2 x 2 hour sessions) for children who can already ride (without stabilisers). This course helps develop all the skills that you need to cycle on the road, but the training takes place off road.

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Level 2 Bikeability – an introduction to road cycling (9-12 years)

A four-day course (4 x 2 hour sessions) for children who can cycle well, but have little or no experience of road cycling. This course begins off road to ensure basic skills have been covered.  The training will then move on to local roads, where the children will work on road positioning, junction turns and communication with other road users.

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Nearly every Islington school offers free Level 2 courses for its year 5 or 6 pupils – please speak to your child’s teachers or contact us to find out about your school’s next course.

If there are no courses listed above, or if all courses are fully booked, please contact us to be added to our waiting list. We will alert you when new course dates are announced.