Children’s holiday Bikeability


May Half Term 2024

Islington Council offers free Bikeability cycle training for children aged 5-12 years old in the school holidays at Highbury Fields (N5) 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 – training for more confident riders (age 5 and up, for those who have a little more experience with the bicycle)
  • Level 2 Bikeability – an introduction to road cycling for those who can ride

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

Highbury Fields, N5 (age 5 and up)  

27-28 May

 

10.00-11.00

11.00-12.00

book here
Tollington Place, N4 (age 5 and up)  

27-28 May

 

10.00-11.00

11.00-12.00

book here

 

Level 1 Bikeability

Getting to grips with the basics (5 years and up)

This includes activities and games to improve the trainees’ bike handling, use of gears, signalling and ability to look behind while riding.  These courses aim to get children enjoying cycling and give them the basic bike control skills to develop as responsible cyclists.

Location: Level 1 training is playground-based. The area is risk assessed by an instructor prior to use.

Level 1 venues

Dates

Times

Bookings

Highbury Fields, N5 (age 5 and up)  

29-30 May

 

10.00-12.00 book here
Tollington Place, N4 (age 5 and up)  

29-30 May

 

10.00-12.00 book here

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.

In addition, nearly every Islington primary 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

Highbury Fields, N5 (age 9-12)  

27-30 May

 

13.00-15.00 book here
Tollington Place, N4 (age 9-12)  

27-30 May

 

13.00-15.00 book here

 

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.