Accompanied rides & training for adults

If you’re new to cycling, or if you just want to improve your road skills, you can book a private training session with an instructor.

Sessions can be tailored to any level of experience and, best of all, you can get them for FREE in some places, or for a very small fee.

Cycling brings so many benefits for your social and professional life, health, money savings, and even for your community! Not to mention the positive impact on traffic and the environment. So why not give cycle training a try? If you don’t own a bike, some places will loan you one for the session for a small fee, or you can ask a friend to loan you theirs (and why not bring your friend with you for a bit of positive incentive?).

If you’re wondering what the cycling sessions can do for you, here are some of the subjects included:

  • Teach you how to ride safely in any circumstance
  • Help you develop advanced strategies for urban roads
  • Boost your confidence and ultimately improve the enjoyment of cycling

The sessions are flexible. They can be arranged at a convenient time and place that suits you and are available to all cyclists living in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Find out where can you book a cycle training session

 CostTraining
providers
Session
length
LocationFamily
sessions
Bring a
friend
Bristol FREELife Cycle UK
T: 0117 353 4580

Bristol Bikeability
T: 0117 922 4383
1 hr (approx)Tailored to suit youYY
South Glos

FREESouth Glos Bikeability
T: 01454 868449
1 hr (approx)Tailored to suit youYY
Bath & NE SomersetSubsidised rates
Bikeability Bath & NE Somerset
1 hr (approx)
Tailored to suit you
Y
Y
North Somerset FREENorth Somerset Cycle Training
T: 07771 817 695 Dave Mazur
1 hr (approx)Tailored to suit youYY

Accompanied rides

If you’re just starting to ride a bike again, or are new to the area – sometimes all you need is a little confidence boost help to get you cycling!

The company of an experienced cyclist to ‘show you the ropes’, on a route of your choice, will help you relax, grow in confidence and recapture the joy and freedom that is cycling, even in a busy urban environment.

How it works

  • We arrange a one-hour accompanied cycle ride for your chosen journey
  • Often we help people plan, then try, their commute to work and back
  • The session includes time at the beginning and end to talk about the ride
  • You get a highlighted map of your route with annotated instructions to keep
  • It’s FREE in some places or heavily subsidised in others!

Book your ride

If you live in Bristol, South Glos or North Somerset contact the Travelwest Sustainable Travel team to find out more.

T: 0117 352 1105
E: travel.roadshow@westofengland.org

Alternatively, if you live in Bath & NE Somerset

E: bikeability@bathnes.gov.uk