Adult Cycle Training

Cycling can improve your brainpower, relationships, health and happiness. Join the fun with our cycle training courses this summer

Cycling is a great way to stay healthy, keep fit, get to work and spend time with the family in the great outdoors. But for some adults there are too many perceived barriers to getting out on their bikes.

Not being able to ride, busy modern day traffic, safety concerns and getting lost are just some of the common reasons why people don’t cycle. This summer we’re providing a whole range of subsidised cycle training to help people overcome these issues and get cycling.

Learn to Ride

For people who have never ridden a bike this one hour introductory session will teach the basic skills needed. Training will be 1 to 1 with the instructor, participants need to be 16 years of age or over and have their own bike or hire one for the session. A small booking fee is payable to the instructor. Courses are limited and only available until November 2016.

To find out more about the Learn to Ride course and to book a place email the instructor, Andrew Hetherington.

Bikeability Level 2 Adult Training

These sessions will provide formal Bikeability Level 2 training to boost confidence and teach basic cycling skills such as hand signals, turning, primary and secondary positioning on roads. This training is for people who can already ride a bike. Sessions will be held at a number of venues across MK in small groups of four and last 2-3 hours.

When: Every Saturday from 30th July - 3rd September 2016
Where: Bletchley Irish Centre, Manor Fields
Who for: Adult Cycle Training, over 18 years of age. Anyone aged 16 or 17 can join in with written consent from parent or carer. Course duration: 2.5 hours
Times: Morning 9.30 – 12:00 OR Afternoon 13:00 – 15:30 hours
ALSO: Every Saturday from 10 September to 15 October 2016 at Broughton Sports Pavilion.

When: Every Sunday from 30th July - 3rd September 2016
Where: Stantonbury Leisure Centre
Who for: Family Cycle Training open to all ages to train as a family. N.B. Sessions must be booked as a group of (up to 4) adults and children, we cannot book individual adults onto this training.
Course duration: 2.5 hours
Times: Morning 9.30 – 12:00 OR Afternoon 13:00 – 15:30 hours
ALSO: Every Sunday from 11 September to 16 October 2016 at Medbourne Pavilion

Bikeability Level 2 Course requirements:

  • You must be able to ride a bike and you must have access to a bike, either your own, borrowed or hired.
  • The bike should be in roadworthy condition and will be checked by the instructors prior to the training course.
  • We advise all trainees to wear a helmet. Written parental permission is required if you wish your child to participate without a helmet.
  • Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is also participating in the family cycle training
  • Pre-booking required
These sessions will be delivered by the councils trained Bikeability Instructors at a ratio of 2 instructors per 4 trainees. To find out more about the Level 2 training and to book your place email cycling@milton-keynes.gov.uk or call the Cycling Team on 01908 254728. 

Bikeability Level 3 Training

These sessions provide advanced Bikeability Level 3 training that includes real world situations in the local area which participants could have to negotiate on their way to work, school or out on a cycle ride. The bespoke training is done in small groups of two or three and lasts 2 hours. Training is available to children and adults over 10 years of age. (Under 18s must have completed Bikeability Level 2 before completing Level 3.) A small booking fee is payable to the instructor.

To register your interest for these training sessions, please email cycling@milton-keynes.gov.uk stating which one you are interested in or call 01908 254728 and we will add you to a waiting list. You will be contacted when instructors and dates are confirmed.

Last Updated: 26 July 2018