We offer a variety of free cycle skills activities for people who live, work or study in Hackney. Cycling is a healthy, low cost, environmentally friendly way to travel, as well as to keep fit. Skills sessions are available 7 days a week, and can be arranged at a time and place to suit you.
Learn to cycle
Learn to cycle with a free one-to-one session tailored to you. You'll practice in a safe, off-road environment with a fully qualified instructor. In a session you'll learn the basics, build skills and gain confidence to navigate your local area.
Urban cycle skills
Improve your cycling skills and confidence with a free one-to-one session tailored to you. You'll start in a safe, off-road environment to refresh your cycling technique and develop new skills before moving on to practice on quiet roads. Your qualified instructor will support you throughout to help you cycle more confidently.
Advanced cycle skills
Perfect your cycling techniques with a free one-to-one session from a fully qualified trainer. Improve your performance when dealing with complex junctions, heavy traffic or cycling at night and receive assurance that you are cycling efficiently and effectively. Sessions are tailored to your needs and fully funded by TfL.
Family cycling essentials
Gain confidence and learn skills to cycle as a family with a free family cycling session. In the session a qualified instructor will teach you how to cycle with children, using quiet routes and parks. These sessions offer the opportunity to build on, or prepare for Bikeability skills taught in schools.
Cycling is a fun way for youngsters to keep fit while getting around their local area. Cycle training will teach them the skills they need to ride more safely. The Bikeability scheme rewards youngsters for taking part in cycle training. They can work their way through the following three levels as they move from primary to secondary school.
- learn to control your bike in a safe, off-road environment
- cycle safely on the road with other traffic on quieter roads
- cycle on busier roads and manage complex junctions in London
If your child's school doesn't already offer cycle training, the school can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Transition cycle sessions
This is an opportunity for 10-11 year-olds moving to secondary school to plan a route from home to school, and then cycle the route accompanied by a cycle instructor. They will use local maps to examine alternatives to planned routes, and make judgements about the best way to go.