Children’s holiday Bikeability

Children’s school holiday Bikeability courses are back and running in the summer holidays.

Islington Council offers free Bikeability cycle training for children aged 9-16 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)

All sessions will be run to current Covid-safe protocols, which includes:

  • We will not lend helmets
  • Sessions may be cancelled at short notice

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.

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.

Level 2 venues Dates Times Bookings
Rosemary Gardens, N1
(age 9-13)
26-29 July 2021 13.00-15.00 Fully booked
Rosemary Gardens, N1
(age 9-13)
2-5 August 2021 13.00-15.00 Fully booked
Tollington Place, N4
(age 9-13)
26-29 July 2021 13.00-15.00  Fully booked
Tollington Place, N4
(age 9-13)
2-5 August 2021 13.00-15.00  Fully booked

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).

Beginner venues Dates Times Bookings
Rosemary Gardens, N1 (age 5 and up) 26 and 27 July 2021 10.00-11.00  Fully booked
Rosemary Gardens, N1 (age 5 and up) 26 and 27 July 2021 11.00-12.00  Fully booked
Rosemary Gardens, N1 (age 5 and up) 2 and 3 August 2021 10.00-11.00  Fully booked
Rosemary Gardens, N1 (age 5 and up) 2 and 3 August 2021 11.00-12.00  Fully booked
Tollington Place, N4
(age 5 and up)
26 and 27 July 2021 10.00-11.00  Fully booked
Tollington Place, N4
(age 5 and up)
26 and 27 July 2021 11.00-12.00  Fully booked
Tollington Place, N4
(age 5 and up)
2 and 3 August 2021 10.00-11.00  Fully booked
Tollington Place, N4
(age 5 and up)
2 and 3 August 2021 11.00-12.00  Fully booked

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.

Level 1 venues Dates Times Bookings
Rosemary Gardens, N1 (age 5-9) 28 and 29 July 2021 10.00-12.00  Fully booked
Rosemary Gardens, N1 (age 5-9) 4 and 5 August 2021 10.00-12.00  Fully booked
Tollington Place, N4
(age 5-9)
28 and 29 July 2021 10.00-12.00  Fully booked
Tollington Place, N4
(age 5-9)
4 and 5 August 2021 10.00-12.00  Fully booked

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.