School holiday Bikeability for children (beginners, Level 1 and Level 2)
Islington Council offers free Bikeability cycle training for children aged 5-12 years old in the school holidays at various locations across the borough. Our next courses will be set up for the Easter holidays (Monday 9 April to Thursday 12 April). Please contact us to be added to our waiting list, and we will alert you when the booking pages go live for the Easter courses.
There are three courses available to suit your child’s age and ability:
Beginners – learning to ride (age 5 and up)
A short course (2 x 1hr sessions) for complete beginners who have never cycled before, or have only ridden a bike with stabilisers (training wheels).
Level 1 Bikeability – off-road control skills (5-9 years)
A two-day course (2 x 2hr 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 2 Bikeability – an introduction to road cycling (9-12 years)
A four-day course (4 x 2hr sessions) for children who can cycle well, but have little or no experience of road cycling. This course begins off road and once basic skills have been covered, the training will move on to local roads, where the children will work on road positioning, basic manoeuvres and communication with other road users.
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.