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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.

Stay safe around lorries

The most common cause of serious injury and fatality to cyclists is collisions with Large Goods Vehicles. These types of vehicles have significant areas around them where cyclists are difficult to see by the driver.

Southwark Road safety Officers will be working in joint partnership with the police to hold an Exchanging Places events to give vulnerable road users the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a Large Goods Vehicle to see what the driver can and can’t see, and how difficult it can be to see a cyclist riding close to large vehicles. Experienced officers are on-hand to explain how these types of collision happen and the various ways to avoid them, as well as demonstrating the best places for a cyclist to position themselves when passing an LGV.

FREE Dr Bike and the Police Cycle Safety and Cycle Marking Teams will also be onsite.

Exchanging Places Events

1. Friday 23rd June 2017
    4pm - 7pm
    Elephant & Castle (Opposite Baker Street tube station)

2. Wednesday 28th June 2017
    4pm- 7pm
    Surrey Canal Cycle Path, Willowbrook Road (Close to Burgess Park)

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