CYCLE TRAINING COURSES
Looking to skill up your cycling? Here's some more info on the cycle training courses we offer.
Bikeability – Levels 1 through to 3. Nationally recognised.
There’s a Bikeability level to suit you, whether you’re just starting out or want to use your bike more safely and more often. Our professional instructors will help you develop better, safer cycling habits. Bikeability is underpinned by the National Standard for cycle training, a government-recognised set of principles. This programme is an improved, updated and more relevant version of the old cycling proficiency scheme.
This is a great training programme for anyone who has just gone through the Learn 2 Ride programme, and is looking for their next step in cycle training. For any parent, carer or guardian wanting to ride to work or to take their family out onto the highways and byways, this program will give you the knowhow, skills and confidence to help you feel safer whilst out on the roads.
Wheels no Bounds
The programme centres around cycling and highlights the profound benefits of outdoor riding on a person's well-being, focus, and social skills.
The primary objectives of the WnB's project are to build confidence, empowering young individuals to make their own decisions, enhance their focus, and develop essential social skills that will serve them well in the future, be it joining other community-based activities, improving mainstream school performance, or transitioning into adulthood.
Skills 4 the Hills
Using a Nationally recognised award scheme.
Go MTB is for anyone who wants to develop their skills and experience in off-road riding, from those learning basic bike handling skills to riding long technical routes with advanced features.
Go MTB is a fantastic skills development scheme for younger riders, and it can also benefit mature riders or anyone who wants to develop their off-road riding skills.
There are four themes to the award and five levels within each theme for all levels of experience, from novice to expert. We can tailor the course to focus on skills that you're most interested in.
The themes are:
Sharing the Outdoors
Being Independent and Self-Supporting
You'll learn to:
Develop an awareness of safety
Develop specific mountain bike skills
Ride safely with concern for other users and the environment
Be suitably clothed and equipped for the situation
Become independent and continue to mountain bike as a sustainable and healthy activity.
Learn 2 Ride
Learn 2 Ride is our own programme, developed to teach new riders the skills they need to ride on their own. We’ve got a 100% success rate in teaching people to ride.
The length of these sessions is dependent on age and level of experience. We deliver this course in small, bite-size chunks as this has proven to be the best method for making learning stick. Learning to ride can be physically tiring, but it can be a mental challenge too: there's a lot to learn as you gain the confidence you need to be able to ride solo. It usually takes between one and four sessions to get you riding solo, with the aim of a bike ride of at least 2km by the final session.
Dirt Jump Improver
This dirt jump training programme was put together based on our 25 years' experience dirt jumping - something that's allowed us to lead the way in dirt jump training programmes.
From learning to jump to improving your jumping we’ve got the tips and techniques that’ll see you flying high before you know it.