Essential Cycling Skills

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Essential Cycling Skills are two hour practical training modules for anyone who wants to develop their confidence on a bicycle.

There are three distinct modules, depending on your experience.

  • Absolute beginners

This session is for people who have always wanted to cycle, but never had the chance.  Our instuctors will help you develop balance on two wheels before introducing pedalling

  • Introduction to on-road

This session is for anyone who enjoys cycling on paths but is nervous about going on road.  Our instructors will introduce you to on-road cycling in a range of quiet locations and simple road layouts

  • Everyday commuter

This session is for people preparing to commute by bike.   Our instructors will cover more complex junctions, route planning, and provide tips on roadside repairs.




Minimum Age


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 two hour session.

What will I need?

Bikes and helmets can be provided if required. However, it is recommended you use your own bike (including ebikes) if you have one.

What will it cost?

Please contact your nearest provider for details.  Some providers are funded to deliver courses for free, whilst some will have a charge

What's next?

Once you have completed Essential Cycling Skills you should have improved confidence to start travelling by bike.

Course Dates

DateCourse TypeCourse Title & InstructorLocationLocal AuthorityCapacity & Availability£ CostBook
DateFri 30th Oct 2020Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorBelaH (Private)
Sam Moody
Simpson Loan, Edinburgh
Local AuthorityEdinburgh CityCapacityCapacity 1
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DateSat 31st Oct 2020Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorEssential Cycling Skills - Upper Tay Transport Group (Private)
Kat Brown
LocationVictoria Park (next to the play park)
3 Taybridge Terrace, Aberfeldy
Local AuthorityPerth & KinrossCapacityCapacity 6
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DateMon 2nd Nov 2020Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorFair Deal (Private)
Baligh Shaar
LocationGlasgow Green, Green Dyke street junction Charlotte Street
72 Charlotte Street, Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 4
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