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
DateSat 3rd Jun 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorWee Jaunt Falkirk riders
Phil Jones
LocationFalkirk Community Stadium
Local AuthorityFalkirkCapacityCapacity 10
Places Left 9
£20
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DateMon 5th Jun 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorSustrans Staff-essential Cycling Skills
Brian Salvona
Location Sustrans Edinburgh
Rosebery House
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 6
Places Left 4
FREE
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DateMon 5th Jun 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorNHS and DGC staff (Beginner)
Rhian Davies
LocationGarage 26 @ The hospital residences
3 Maryfield Terrace, Dumfries
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 6
Places Left 6
FREE
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DateWed 7th Jun 2017Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorNHS and DGC staff (Intermediate)
Rhian Davies
LocationGarage 26 @ The hospital residences
3 Maryfield Terrace, Dumfries
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 6
Places Left 6
FREE
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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 7
£20
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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 5
£20
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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
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