Let us help you improve your cycling skills – for free

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We provide free sessions for adults wanting to gain confidence riding a bike – either for commuting, exercise or just for fun. 

If you’ve never ridden a bike before we will get you riding in no time at all. 

If you can ride but want a bit of guidance, we can help you too. 

If you would like some leisurely rides in a group to get some practice, you can join one of our regular group rides. 

And if you would like to know how to fix your bike, we can help with that too.

We can even lend you a bike for a session if you don’t have one.

All of this is being sponsored by Reading Borough Council and the charity Cycling UK.

There is no charge for your training – all we ask is that you complete a short questionnaire beforehand and give us feedback at the end of your session.

Learn to ride 

Riding a bike is a skill you’ll keep forever, so why not get started now? Our instructors – who also had to start learning from scratch – will get you rolling within a short space of time. 

There is no age restriction. We’ve taught 4-year-olds and adults way past retirement.

Back-on-bike, basic, rusty rider, confidence sessions 

You may be thinking of getting back on your bike after many years or are a novice rider who wants to go further afield. 

We have sessions which will build your skills and confidence – progressing from a training area such as a park to quiet neighbourhood roads before riding on routes with more traffic. 

You might like to go out riding with a friendly group and enjoy a bit of company doing a fun activity. Our group rides are designed to get you moving in a relaxed and safe way through different situations so that you can gain enough experience to go riding on your own. 

You’ll learn how to see and be seen on the road, where to position yourself in the road and understand who has priority, especially at junctions.

Family group riding

Riding as a family with small children is a great way of enjoying quality time together. There are some useful skills we can show you, such as shepherding smaller riders.

Bike fix sessions

We are working with the Reading Bicycle Kitchen to provide you with hands-on training in how to check your bike and carry out minor repairs to keep you rolling.  

The sessions last around two hours and cover brakes, tyres, gears and punctures as well as basic maintenance tasks.

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