Whether it’s for work, school or pleasure, cycling has many benefits. It’s convenient, environmentally friendly and can help you keep fit.
Our road safety teams provide training to ensure that cycling continues to be a safe activity, causing little risk either to cyclists themselves or to other road users.
Bikeability is cyclist training for the 21st Century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.
There is a range of Bikeability courses available, from learn to ride to fixing and maintaining your bike.
Full Bikeability information here
Every school in Essex is given the opportunity to have cycle training. For more information and/or to book Bikeability lessons in your local area contact:
We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children, young persons and is adult with care and support needs taking part in activities that we organise. Our aim is to ensure that all who participate in Bikeability or Road Safety Educational activities have a safe, fun and positive experience with the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
“Bikeability Transition” provides children moving from primary to secondary school with route planning skills to plan and make a safe cycle ride to their new school.
The instructors will provide a route planning session to children and then lead a group of Level 2 qualified trainees on a ride from their primary school/residential area to their new secondary school. 2 hour course ratio 2:12. This course can be booked by schools and parents. Click here to email for more details
“Bikeability Ride” is a choice of led rides. These rides use pre-determined, low traffic/traffic free routes and are designed to boost confidence for a variety audiences who are new to, or returning to, cycling in a bid to make cycling part of their routine. The rides are relatively short and focus on leisurely/pleasant/practical routes; they are not designed for sports riding or training for experienced cyclists. Click here to email for more details
“Bikeability Learn to Ride” sessions are for children or adults who are unable to cycle. This includes anything from those struggling to master the skill, and children who are ready to make the move to riding with pedals, or adults who have never learnt to cycle. Sessions are taught 1:1 or 2:1, in an off road environment for a 45 min session. The cost for this is £10 for the first lesson and subsequent lessons £20.
Bikeability Fix sessions teach Bikeability trainees how to perform basic maintenance on their bikes. Basic maintenance classes for children to make their own repairs, e.g. punctures, basic brake adjustment. Enhance understanding of gears and their purpose. Each child who attends will receive a puncture repair kit allowing them to fix their own punctures at home. 1:30 minutes course ratio 2 :12. Click here to email for more details
Training for Adults. Many adults who take up cycling for work or pleasure can find that after a long period of not cycling, their confidence on the roads is a bit shaky. Cycle training is an ideal way to regain confidence and get the skills you need to cycle among traffic. Click here to email for more details
Bikeability summer holiday courses
Click here to request more details or to register your interest in booking a place on any of the following courses:
Chelmsford: Salerno Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2EH
- 23rd & 24th of August – Learn to ride (non-refundable £10 deposit)
Colchester: Queen Boudica School Cowper Cres, Mile End, Colchester, CO4 5XT
- 20th & 21st of August – Level 1 & 2 FULL (non-refundable £10 deposit)
- 20th & 21st August – Learn to ride (non-refundable £10 deposit)
Wickford: Bromfords School, Grange Avenue, Wickford SS12 0LR
- 20th to 23rd August 10.00 – 12.00am – Level 1 & 2 (non-refundable £10 fee, minimum age 9)
- Extra course may be put on depending on demand
Other courses available in Essex
- Cycling training (Southend-on-Sea). Adult cycle training is available in Southend-on-Sea with frequent one-to-one sessions and lead rides. Visit the Cycle Southend website for more details.
Tour de Tendring Cycle Rides
More information and local cycling venues
Home of the London 2012 Games Olympic Mountain Biking, this world- class sporting venue boasts a wide network of bike trails and paths which are free to ride.
The Braintree BMX Club caters for all ages from the very young to the old. Riders and spectators are always welcome to our events. So please come along and visit us. The track is open all year round to ride so feel free to practice your skills.
Cycling UK, formerly CTC the national cycling charity inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling.
Cyclingnews is the world leader on the internet for the sport of cycling.
A wealth of information on interesting cycle routes throughout Essex which will allow you to make the most of your journey. Here you will find details of routes and maps to guide you, some of which can be downloaded from this website.
Colne Valley Cycle Ride
Organised by Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAA), this charity cycle ride takes place on 29 April.
Routes range from the 80 mile challenge to a three mile family ride. Each participant will receive a a medal after completing the ride.
Click here to register to take part.
For more information, contact EHAA via email.