Essential Cycling Skills

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Overview

Essential Cycling Skills are 2.5 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.

  • Advanced on-road

This session is for people preparing to ride on busier roads.   Our instructors will cover more complex junctions, route planning, and provide tips on 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 2.5 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
DateMon 2nd Aug 2021Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorSustrans 5 ECS Level 1 & 2 (Private)
Cliff Smith
Location Sustrans Edinburgh
Rosebery House
Local AuthorityEdinburgh CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 5
FREE
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DateMon 2nd Aug 2021Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorSustrans 5 ECS Level 1 & 2 (Private)
Cliff Smith
Location Sustrans Edinburgh
Rosebery House
Local AuthorityEdinburgh CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateMon 2nd Aug 2021Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorSustrans 6 ECS Level 3 (Private)
Cliff Smith
Location Sustrans Edinburgh
Rosebery House
Local AuthorityEdinburgh CityCapacityCapacity 6
Places Left 3
FREE
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DateFri 6th Aug 2021Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & Instructor1-2-1 Essential Cycle Skills (Private)
Ralph Jessop
LocationDundee City Council
EDS
Local AuthorityDundee CityCapacityCapacity 1
Places Left 0
FREE
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DateFri 13th Aug 2021Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorEssential Cycling Skills - Upper Tay Transport Group - August (Private)
Kat Brown
LocationUpper Tay Transport Hub
Locus Centre, The Square, Aberfeldy
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 6
Places Left 6
FREE
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DateSat 21st Aug 2021Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorWallacetown Surgery ECS (Private)
Iain Hay
LocationWallace town health centre
Lyon Street, Dundee
Local AuthorityDundee CityCapacityCapacity 4
Places Left 0
FREE
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DateFri 10th Sep 2021Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorEssential Cycling Skills - Upper Tay Transport Group - September (Private)
Kat Brown
LocationUpper Tay Transport Hub
Locus Centre, The Square, Aberfeldy
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 6
Places Left 6
FREE
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DateFri 8th Oct 2021Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorEssential Cycling Skills - Upper Tay Transport Group - October (Private)
Kat Brown
LocationUpper Tay Transport Hub
Locus Centre, The Square, Aberfeldy
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 6
Places Left 6
FREE
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