Adult 1:1 cycle skills

Whether you’re a first-time rider or a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills, we provide free, 1:1 sessions for adults aged 18 and over, tailored to suit your individual abilities and goals.

Beginner and basic cycle skills

If you have never cycled before or are new to cycling, book onto our adult group cycle skills sessions and we will teach you how to ride a bike in a safe, off-road environment with a qualified instructor. Once you have learned to cycle, you can book onto our 1:1 on-road urban cycle skills course.

Urban cycle skills

Improve your cycling skills and confidence. You’ll start in a safe, off-road environment to refresh your cycling technique and develop new skills before moving on to practise on quiet roads. Your qualified instructor will support you throughout to help you cycle more confidently.

Advanced cycle skills

Perfect your cycling techniques with a qualified trainer. After a quick, off-road skills check, you’ll work to improve your performance when dealing with complex junctions, heavy traffic or cycling at night and receive assurance that you’re cycling efficiently and effectively.

Whichever option you choose your instructor will assess your abilities and progressively build on them. Once competent, we can help plan the best routes to work, to friends’ houses or wherever you want to go. And we can incorporate these routes into your sessions. By working through the National Standards our instructors will help you cycle safely and with confidence on the roads.

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Islington is entitled to two FREE cycle skills sessions. Each session lasts up to two hours.

We do not offer these 1:1 sessions for children and young people aged under 18. Please visit our family cycle skills page to find out more about our training for under 18s. If your children are new to cycling, please book a holiday course on our child holiday Bikeability page.

Bikes and helmets are available for training if required. Please ask your instructor when they first contact you.

Booking an urban or advanced cycle skills session

Please complete the form below and an instructor will contact you to arrange a time and place to meet. These sessions are for people who want to improve their riding on road; if you are a beginner or new starter please book an adult group cycle skills session (beginner or basic).

Read terms and conditions here.