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.

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
  • Facilities, including changing rooms, disabled toilets

We are open!

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From the 15th to the 31st of March we are resuming our disability one to one sessions. Then, from the beginning of April our doors will be open to all.

Bristol Family Cycling Centre team

What’s on / bookings

Head over to our weekly timetable to learn more about our upcoming sessions.

How to find us

Bristol Family Cycling Centre, Old Whitchurch Athletics Track, Bamfield, Bristol, BS14 0FE (postal address) BS14 0XA (for Sat Nav).

Entrance via the car park adjacent to Action Indoor Sports.

More info

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 cycles

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.


We are looking for volunteers to help in lots of areas. If you can offer us a day or week, or something more regularly, we …

Latest news

published on 17th March 2021

Easter holidays at the Bristol Cycling Centre

Illustrative image of the upcoming Family Cycling Centre timetable

This Easter we are reopening our doors to the public with a bang! Sustrans Big Pedal – an initiative that inspires pupils, staff and parents to …

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published on 26th February 2021

New family cycle and activity park for Bath

New family cycle and activity park for Bath

Following an open procurement exercise, Bath & North East Somerset Council has agreed to appoint Bristol-based company Pedal Progression to provide a new family cycle …

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published on 22nd January 2021

Cycling Centre to temporarily close during Lockdown #3

Black and white photo of a parked bike with sorry we are closed sign

Due to the increased rate of infection of Coronavirus, we have taken the decision to temporarily close the Bristol Family Cycling Centre during this lockdown. …

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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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