Cycle training and support

As a result of funding currently not being available for cycle training in Redbridge, face to face cycle training services will be put on hold until further notice from 1 September 2022. These services include Bikeability cycle training in schools and all cycle skills training for children, families and adults, and as such no sessions will be available via our training provider Cycle Confident during this time.

An update will be provided on this page as and when circumstance changes. We apologise for this current withdrawal of service.

 

See our cycling routes in the Borough (PDF 546.59KB) or view them on our interactive map

 

Whether you're new to cycling or just want to brush up on your skills, TfL’s free online Cycle Skills course provides easy to follow tips and advice to get you going.

There are four short modules to try, and if you complete all four modules you’ll receive a unique 15% discount code so you can save on Halfords own-brand cycle lights, locks and helmets.

You will need to register for a TfL account to access the modules.

 

IMPORTANT CYCLE TRAINING UPDATE: as a result of funding currently not being available for cycle training in Redbridge, face to face cycle training services will be put on hold until further notice from 1st September 2022. These services include Bikeability cycle training in schools and all cycle skills cycle training for children, families and adults, and as such no sessions will be available via our training provider Cycle Confident during this time.

An update will be provided on this page as and when circumstance changes. We apologise for this current withdrawal of service.

Free Cycle Training for Adults

You can take advantage of our free cycle training to help build your cycling confidence.

Whether you are a returning or an experienced cyclist, our cycle training sessions can help to improve your confidence and skills.

Training is available for:

  • children
  • families
  • adults.

Training can start from your home or any other convenient location.

Find out more and book your free cycle training session

Free Bikeability Cycle Training for Schools

All Redbridge schools can apply for free 'Bikeability' cycle training for pupils in years 5, 6 and above.

We are currently offering the following levels of training:

  • Level 1 is playground-based and covers basic cycle handling skills and balance,
  • Level 2 allows children to experience real traffic on quieter roads and cycle lanes, perhaps including the journey to school,

The training teaches students:

  • how to cycle safely on roads
  • how to interact with other road users
  • develops judgement and decision making skills when cycling.

If your school is interested, please contact: Smarter.Travel@redbridge.gov.uk

 

Cycle Sisters

Cycle Sisters is an award-winning charity which aims to inspire and enable Muslim women to cycle. In partnership with Redbridge Council the group is creating new cycling opportunities for women in the borough.

The group works to address the inequalities in cycling by ensuring that the needs of Muslim women are understood and met.  They challenge stereotypes, and provide support, role models, and regular opportunities for Muslim women to cycle, making cycling more inclusive

Group rides are arranged from Valentines Park, where loan bikes are provided through Redbridge Council's cycle training hub at no cost.

If you want to get involved and give cycling a go email the group at salam@cyclesisters.org.uk 

Connect with them on Facebook. Follow them on Instagram @cyclesistersuk.

JoyRiders

This social enterprise is all about empowering women by introducing them to the joys of cycling.  After receiving a ‘This Girl Can’ grant form Sport England and a TfL ‘Walking and Cycling’ grant they are launching the project in Redbridge in 2021.  The group will focus on supporting women who are looking use the bicycle to make local journeys and commute to and from work.

Led rides will be established to and from key destinations in Redbridge; including stations, schools and hospitals.  Rides will be led by qualified cycling instructors, backed up by volunteer ride leaders who will be trained by ‘JoyRiders’ instructors supporting a wide range of cycling ability and confidence.

If you want to help more women gain the confidence to ride like you then contact the group to see how to become a ‘JoyRiders’ volunteer ride leader, 

Anyone who wants to know more about the support available should visit the JoyRiders website or book onto one of their Virtual Coffee Breaks. 

Redbridge Cycling Campaign

Redbridge Cycling Campaign are a friendly group of local cyclists who provide led rides for complete novices, families and more experienced cyclists. Rides can be as little as 5 miles and as much as 100 miles. There is something for everyone in their ride programme which is designed to suit all abilities. They can advise on safe commuter routes and offer to ‘buddy’ the less confident cyclist to build confidence. This can be as an individual and/or in a small group.

The group are working with Redbridge Council on cycling issues, to improve cycle infrastructure, facilities for safe cycling, safe routes, and cycle parking.

Membership of LCC is not required to join in their activities, but if you do choose to become a member you receive third party insurance and an excellent magazine. 

Follow Redbridge Cycling Campaign @RedbridgeOnBike on Twitter.  

Let's Ride/Breeze 

British Cycling organise many local rides for you to book onto, including guided rides, social rides and women-only 'Breeze' rides. Visit the British Cycling Let's Ride website and enter your postcode to find rides near you.

 

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