Cyclists

 

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.

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What’s on offer across the county?

Bikeability: cyclist training for the 21st Century

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:

Essex
Southend-on-Sea
Thurrock

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.


Schoolgirl with her bicycle in the school yard. Happily she holds her safety helmet as she prepares to put it on. Another student in the background can be seen riding his bike.

Bikeability Transition

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.
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Happy family cycling in the countrysideBikeability Ride

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.
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Happy father teaching his little daughter to ride a bicycle. Child learning to ride a bike.Bikeability Learn to Ride

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 from £10 for the first lesson and subsequent lessons £20.
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Dark bicycle chain background with red light, technology and precision

Bikeability Fix

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.
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Friends on BikesTraining 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.
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Upcoming courses

All courses are £10, to request a booking form, or for more information, email: SaferEssexRoads@essexhighways.org

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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.