Easter holidays at the Bristol Cycling Centre

Illustrative image of the upcoming Family Cycling Centre timetable

Get ready for the Big Pedal at the Bristol Cycling Centre during the Easter holidays with Bikeability course, family cycling, Dr Bike, and more!

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 be amazing and take more active journeys to school – is taking place between the 19th and 30th of April. So during the Easter holidays we have packed our timetable with events to equip the entire family with the skills to leave the car at home and take to their cycles to get to school.

Not only do we have our regular roster of sessions for you to attend, but we are also offering regular Bikeability Level 1 courses to help children grow in confidence on their cycles. The Sustainable Roadshow Team are joining us with Dr Bike to answer all your cycling queries. From the 5th to the 18th of April, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

List of events

Learn to Ride – Our cycle instructors are on hand to teach children and adults alike to learn to ride. From finding your balance to taking your first pedal stroke, we are here to guide you into your learning journey. The session cost £3 per child, £3 for any accompanying adult, and £5 for single adults.

CycleKidz – A session designed to develop the skills of new riders. From slaloming to ducking and more, our cycle instructors set up a series of obstacle to help boost riders confidence in their cycling. The session cost £3 per child, £3 for any accompanying adult, and £5 for single adults.

Family Cycling – Enjoy a ride as a family and gather useful tips about cycling safely children from our instructors. Learn to ride with a trailer, alongside your children, and grow in confidence as a family. The session cost £3 per child, £3 for any accompanying adult.

Rock up and Ride – An ideal session to practice your riding skills with the supervision of cycle instructors if needed. The session cost £3 per child, £3 for any accompanying adult, and £5 for single adults.

Disability – A session designed for anyone with a disability. From handcycle to tricycle and platform cycle, we have a ride for everyone to enjoy. The session cost £3 per child, £5 per adult, and free for accompanying carers.

Bikeability Level 1 Bikeability Level 1 is a two hours session that aims to develop cycle handling in an off-road environment and prepare riders for cycling on the road. Riders must be able to cycle independently to participate in Bikeability Level 1 and be 7 years of age. Accompanying adults can remain to watch the session. Accompanying children are only allowed on site if taking part in another session. The session cost £10 per child. Payment is required to confirm booking.

Cyclo-X with British Cycling – It’s you against……you! These introductory sessions lead by British Cycling cover the essentials of handling your bike and pit you against the clock in some fun races on the grass inside our athletics track (for the first time ever!). An easy going 2 hour session. Please note, attendees need to be aged between 7 and 16 and must bring their own cycle to this session. The session cost £3 per child. Accompanying adults can watch the session for free. Accompanying children and adults can join the Learn to Ride and Rock up and Ride. If they choose to do so, they will have to pay the cost of those sessions.

Cycling Q&A – A drop in session for you to ask any cycling related questions to our cycle instructors. From how to support your child to ride to school to route planning, we’re here to help you leave the car at home in favour of your cycles. The session is offered at no extra cost provided you attend an adjoining Rock up and Ride.

Sustainable Travel RoadshowA team of travel advisors will be on hand all day long on the 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, and 18th of April to help you transition from the car to more sustainable ways of getting to school. They can assist with route planning, up to date route information, and any queries you may have. The session is offered at no extra provided you attend a session on the day of their visit.

Dr Bike – Bring your own cycle to an expert mechanic for safety checks and servicing of key components, including adjusting or replacing brake blocks, tuning gears and fixing punctures. Please note, extensive repair will not be carried out. A maximum of two cycles per groups can be booked. Dr Bike will be on site on the 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th of April. The session is offered at no extra provided you attend a session on the day of their visit. Bookings will open soon.

Bike marking – Bring your own cycle and get a security marking that can be registered onto the Bike Register‘s online database. Registering your bike helps police and retailers identify and verify the legitimate owner of cycle that have been stolen or are being resold. The cost is £5 per cycle.