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 27th Jan 2020Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorSustrans Staff Essential Cycling Skills Level 2 & 3 (Private)
Brian Salvona
Location Sustrans Edinburgh
Rosebery House
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 6
Places Left 6
FREE
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DateTue 28th Jan 2020Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorECS Beth HJ (Private)
Cliff Smith
LocationDrumbrae Library Hub Edinburgh
81 Drum Brae Drive, Edinburgh
Local AuthorityEdinburgh CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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DateWed 29th Jan 2020Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorECS - Semester 2
David Miller
LocationTransition University of St Andrews
Observatory Workshop, University of St Andrews, Buchanan Road, St Andrews
Local AuthorityFifeCapacityCapacity 4
Places Left 4
FREE
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DateFri 31st Jan 2020Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorECS - Semester 2
David Miller
LocationTransition University of St Andrews
Observatory Workshop, University of St Andrews, Buchanan Road, St Andrews
Local AuthorityFifeCapacityCapacity 4
Places Left 4
FREE
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DateWed 5th Feb 2020Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorECS - Semester 2
David Miller
LocationTransition University of St Andrews
Observatory Workshop, University of St Andrews, Buchanan Road, St Andrews
Local AuthorityFifeCapacityCapacity 4
Places Left 4
FREE
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DateMon 10th Feb 2020Course TypeEssential Cycling Skills Course Title & InstructorMidlothian
Roslynn Newman
LocationMidlothian Council, Midlothian House
40-46 Buccleuch St, Dalkeith
Local AuthorityMidlothianCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
FREE
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