Essential Cycling Skills

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Overview

This is a practical course for those who want to develop their confidence on a bicycle. It provides you with the necessary skills to negotiate on road journeys. The course covers the following: bike handling, cycling with confidence on the road and roadside repairs. 


Minimum Age

16
  

What skills do I need?

You don’t need any specific skills other than the desire to be more confident on your bicycle.


How long does it take?

This is usually a 2-3 hour session.


What will I need?

You will need access to a bicycle in working order and clothes appropriate for the weather.


What will it cost?

The course costs £20 per person. 


What's next?

Once you have completed Essential Cycling Skills you should have improved confidence to make everyday trips by bike. You may be inspired to complete some of our other training courses to develop as a leader or instructor. 

Course Dates

DateCourse TypeCourse Title & InstructorLocationLocal AuthorityCapacity & Availability£ CostBook
DateMon 24th Apr 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorCANCELLED-Sustrans Essentail Cycling Skills-Edinburgh University, George Square-Beginner-Intermediate
Brian Salvona
LocationEdinburgh University
George Square, Edinburgh
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateWed 26th Apr 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorSustrans Essential Cycling Skills-Scottish Parliament-Intermediate-Advanced
Brian Salvona
LocationScottish Parliament
Edinburgh
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 4
FREE
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DateFri 28th Apr 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorHeart Tay Heart - Adult Cycling/Come & Try Session (ECS)
Marianne Scott
LocationSlessor Gardens - Heart Tay Heart
South Crichton Street, Dundee
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 24
Places Left 24
FREE
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DateFri 28th Apr 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorHeart Tay Heart - Adult Cycling ECS - Come & Try Sessions
Marianne Scott
LocationHeart Tay Heart - Slessor Gardens
South Crichton Street, Dundee
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 24
Places Left 24
FREE
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DateFri 28th Apr 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorCANCELLED-Sustrans Essential cycling Skills-Edinburgh University, George Square-Intermediate-Advanced
Brian Salvona
Location
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateSat 29th Apr 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorHeart Tay Heart (ECS) - Mask The Ride
Marianne Scott
LocationHeart Tay Heart (ECS) - Mask The Ride
South Crichton Street, Dundee
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 60
Places Left 60
FREE
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DateSun 30th Apr 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorEssential Cycling Skills Intermediate/Advanced
Andrew Caldwell
LocationEdinburgh University
55-60 George Square, Edinburgh
Local AuthorityEdinburgh CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 5
FREE
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DateSun 7th May 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & Instructor*TEST* PDJ
Peter Jackson
LocationMiddle Meadow Walk
Simpson Loan, Edinburgh
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
£20
P/P
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DateThu 8th Jun 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorGlasgow Museums
Robbie Hawthorne
LocationGlasgow Museums Resource Centre
Woodhead Road, Glasgow
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
£20
P/P
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DateThu 15th Jun 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorGlasgow Museums
Robbie Hawthorne
LocationGlasgow Museums Resource Centre
Woodhead Road, Glasgow
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 6
£20
P/P
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DateSat 19th Aug 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorPenicuik Cycling Group ECS2
Cliff Smith
LocationBangholm Outdoor Centre
Craighall Gardens
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
£20
P/P
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