The Bristol Cycling Centre offers a voucher scheme, funded by various projects, to encourage people of all ages and ability to learn to ride in a safe, traffic-free, environment.

We run daily sessions on our site to help encourage everyday cycling to improve riders’ confidence, health and fitness.

About the voucher

  • Vouchers can be used at the Bristol Cycling Centre in Hengrove.
  • Entry cards give admittance to any of our public sessions and this includes on-site cycle hire.
  • Each card has a row of numbers on the back. This shows how many entries the card has and these will be stamped each time the card is used.
  • The cards can be shared between families, friends and even carers for their clients’ use. Everyone attending the session will be counted as an entry (except for carers and under 2s).

How to use the voucher

  • Step 1. Check out our current timetable.

  • Step 2. Travel to Bristol Cycling Centre.

  • Step 3. Present your card at our reception and get it stamped.

  • Step 4. Choose a cycle with our instructors and enjoy your session.

    We have a wide variety of cycles available for everyone, including adaptive cycles for disabilities

Benefits of cycling

  • Beginning your day with a healthy activity like cycling wakes you up by boosting your circulation and allows you to start your day with a sense of accomplishment.
  • It improves your physical health and helps develop balance and dexterity.
  • Cycling is good for your mental health and brain power, helping to ease feelings of stress, depression, or anxiety.
  • Regular cycling helps to reduce your cholesterol levels, which can boost your cardiovascular health and lower your chances of stroke and heart attack.
  • Improve fitness, as regular cycling may temporarily increase your metabolism and build muscle, which allows you to burn more calories, even while at rest.
  • Cycling can allow you to explore and discover your surroundings in a different way. The National Cycle network and local cycle paths provide alternative routes and different ways to commute.
  • Cycling can be sociable. Whether it’s coming as a family to Bristol Cycling centre, out on a leisure cycle with friends or joining a local cycling group it can be a great way to connect with others and work together as a team.
  • Cycling is good for the environment, recent research in Europe found that commuting by bike instead of by car once a day decreases your transportation carbon footprint by 67%.
  • It can save you money. Bikes are cheaper to buy and run than cars, never mind fuel costs, so replacing short car journeys with cycling can be a simple way to cut costs.