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Cycle with confidence

Whatever your age or ability, we have free cycling training tailored for you. We have individual training for 18 years and over, or you can make it a day out for the entire family and sign up for our family course. We also have free training for all school children. We will also provide advice on the right type of cycle for your needs and maintenance. Register for your free training here.

Individual cycling training

These two hour sessions are tailored to an individual's need from complete beginners to experienced cyclists.

Family and group training

These two hour group sessions provide the opportunity to gain the skills required to cycle safely on the roads. This type training is great fun! If you’re keen to meet other people in your neighbourhood, we can also arrange group training for individuals.

School children

Bikeability cycling training is available to all school children in the borough. Speak to your school or contact our Road Safety team to find out more.

Cycling with a disability 

Cycling can be easier than walking for some people. Wheels for Wellbeing run regular inclusive cycling sessions in South London for disabled children and adults to try cycling on their fleet of two, three and four wheeled cycles. For more information please click here.

Older people

We also have cycling sessions for older people who want to learn how to get started. You can join SilverFit for a beginner’s lesson or try track cycling for the more advanced. For more information please click here.

Exchanging Places

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Riding your bicycle throughout Southwark is a rewarding and enjoyable experience but it is important you stay safe, particularly around Large and heavy goods vehicles. The drivers of large vehicles cannot always see cyclists because of blind spots on their vehicles so cyclists need to ensure they can be seen when overtaking or stationary at lights.

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Tips for cycling near large vehicles 

  • Lorry drivers may not see you as the cabs of the Lorries do not always provide good all round visibility.
  • Avoid riding up the near or left hand side of a stationary or moving lorry be especially careful at junctions.
  • Lorries turning left may appear to be going straight on or pull to the right  try to anticipate their actions and STAY BACK

Exchanging Places programme 

Southwark Road Safety officers are working with the Metropolitan Police Cycle Task Team to provide a programme of education events.

  • Police Cycle and safety advice
  • Opportunity to sit in the cab of a lorry
  • Free Bike Marking / advice against bike theft
  • Dr Bike, free health check for your bicycle

Exchanging places event programme near you

  • Friday 23rd June 2017, Elephant & Castle, 16:00 -19:00, FREE, Bike Marking & Dr Bike.
  • Wednesday 28th June 2017, 16:00-19:00, Surrey Canal Cycle Path, (London Cycle Network 22) Willowbrook Road, FREE, Bike Marking & Dr Bike
  • Monday 17th July 2017, Major Road, 7:30- 10:00 (next to Bermondsey tube station), FREE, Bike Marking & Dr Bike.
  • Tuesday 18th July 2017, 7:30-10:00, Ontario Street, London South Bank University FREE, Bike Marking & Dr Bike    




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PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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