The Bristol Family Cycling Centre opened in Spring 2016, on the site of the former Whitchurch athletics track in Hengrove.

Since then we’ve built a cycle skills training facility, helping people of all ages and abilities to learn to ride a bike in a safe, traffic-free environment, to encourage regular everyday cycling, to improve riders confidence, health and fitness.

Sessions run from Monday to Saturday – 10am – 4pm and prices range up to £5 per person depending on session type.

We offer:

  • Regular Learn to Ride, Open and Disability sessions
  • Bikeability training
  • Children’s cycle coaching and skills sessions
  • Bike maintenance sessions
  • Volunteering and work placement opportunities
  • Changing Places toilet facilities
We accept cash only! Please bring the correct money, if possible.

Upcoming sessions

  • Disability cycling
    Event starting on 13th July 2020 at 10:00am until 11:00am Disabled Cycling
  • Disability cycling
    Event starting on 13th July 2020 at 11:30am until 4:00pm Disabled Cycling
  • Disability cycling
    Event starting on 20th July 2020 at 10:00am until 11:00am Disabled Cycling

How to find us

Family Cycling Centre, Old Whitchurch Athletics Track, Bamfield, Bristol, BS14 0XA

Entrance via the car park adjacent to Action Indoor Sports.

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Frequently asked questions

We hope you’ll find the answers to our most frequently asked questions here. If not, feel free to get in touch.

Types of bikes

Discover the types of bikes available to rent at Bristol Family Cycling Centre.

Cycle Superheroes

A session run in partnership with Bristol Bike Project where students learn cycling techniques and develop bike maintenance skills in a supportive, small group.


The Family Cycling Centre needs you! We are looking for volunteers to help in lots of areas. If you can offer us a day or …

Latest news

published on 12th May 2020

Coronavirus – Family cycling centre remains closed

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We are working on plans for a safe and socially distant phased re-opening but we aren’t ready to welcome you back just yet.  Updates will …

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Contact us

You can also reach us via 01275 832800 (Mon- Sat, 10am-4pm), or send us an email to get in touch.


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