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
  • Changing Places toilet facilities

COVID 19 Update

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As the Covid-19 infection rate in the area continues to rise, we have taken the decision to close the Bristol Family Cycling Centre until the infection rate significantly reduces. We will update you as soon as we are able to open again. Thank you for your ongoing support.

The 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 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.


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 12th January 2021

Inclusive Cycling sessions still running at BFCC during Lockdown #3

A lady riding a hand cycle

During this third lockdown, disabled riders can book 30 minute sessions Monday to Friday using a cycle from the centre’s collection of inclusive cycles. The …

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published on 8th December 2020

Cycling Centre reopen to public after Lockdown #2

Now that we have come to the end of our national lockdown you may be looking for ways to get outdoors and be active. The …

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published on 27th July 2020

Bristol Family Cycling Centre reopening soon with limited socially distance cycling sessions

Close up of young boy cycling at Bristol Family Cycling Centre

However, over the summer they have been working on plans for a safe and socially distant phased re-opening. Therefore, from Tuesday 28 July customers 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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