Children’s holiday Bikeability

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).

We are also running some special children’s beginner sessions on Car Free Day, Sunday 22 September, on St John’s Street.  Find out more on the links in the Beginners section.

Our next courses are running during the October half term (21 to 24 October) and these courses can be booked below.

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).

Beginners Venue

Dates

Times

Book

St John’s Street EC1

22 September

11.00-11.50

Fully booked

St John’s Street EC1

22 September

12.00-12.50

Booking link

St John’s Street EC1

22 September

13.00-13.50

Booking link

St John’s Street EC1

22 September

14.00-14.50

Booking link

Tollington Place N4

21-22 October

10.00-11.00

Booking link

Tollington Place N4

21-22 October

11.00-12.00

Fully booked

Rosemary Gardens N1

23-24 October

10.00-11.00

Booking link

Rosemary Gardens N1

23-24 October

11.00-12.00

Booking link

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 Venue

Dates

Times

Book

Rosemary Gardens N1

21-22 October

10.00-12.00

Booking link

Tollington Place N4

23-24 October

10.00-12.00

Booking link

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.

Level 2 Venue

Dates

Times

Book

We intend to run one Level 2 course in October but will respond to demand to decide which venue (Rosemary Gardens N1 or Tollington Place N4): please contact us and say which venue you would like your child to attend.  We will decide by the start of October and contact you with booking details.

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.