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Cycle training

Cycle training

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Our Bikeability scheme is registered with the Department for Transport and we are a member of TABS - The Association of Bikeability Schemes.

Visit the Bikeability website for more details about Bikeability cycle training and the 3 Bikeability levels.

What is Bikeability training?


Bikeability gives children the skills and confidence they need to cycle on roads. 

All primary / junior schools in Wokingham borough now offer Bikeability training at school. This is funded by a Bikeability grant from the Department for Transport. 

The training covers Bikeability Level 1 and 2 (combined).

To take part children normally have to be:

  • 10 years or over by 31 August 2017
  • Able to ride a bike competently
  • Owners of a roadworthy bike and a cycle helmet

Holiday courses

Bikeability Level 1 (only) course

  • Monday 3 April, from 2pm to 4pm
  • FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead, RG40 4ES
  • Cost: £5 per trainee
  • Level 1 training is for children who can already cycle without stabilisers. It is based on a school playground (away from traffic) and teaches new riders to control their bikes and learn a range of cycling skills
  • Ages 8 to 11 years
  • Please bring your own bike and cycle helmet

To book complete the  cycle training level 1 consent form (PDF document)

Bikeability Level 1 and Level 2 (combined) course

  • Monday 3, Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April, from 10am to 12.30 each day, at Woodley Airfield Youth Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley, RG5 4UX
  • Cost: £20 per trainee

To take part, children have to be:

  • 10 years or over by 31st August 2017
  • Able to ride a bike competently
  • Owner of a roadworthy bike and a cycle helmet.

To book complete the cycle training consent form (PDF document)

Bikeability Level 3 holiday courses

  • Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April 2017, from 1.30pm to 4pm each day, at Woodley Airfield Youth Centre, Hurricane Way, Woodley , RG5 4UX
  • Cost: £10 per trainee

If you have already passed Bikeability Level 2 and are a confident cyclist, then why not have a go at Level 3? Bikeability Level 3 training teaches you to cycle on more challenging roads and traffic situations, including complex junctions and busy roundabouts. To be eligible you need to satisfy the following conditions:

  • Age 11 years or over by 31 August 2017
  • Must have already passed Bikeability Level 2 and have experience of cycling on your own in traffic
  • Must have a roadworthy bike suitable for road cycling (mountain bikes, hybrids or road bikes are fine, but not BMX- type bikes which don’t have gears)
  • Must wear a cycle helmet

A course costs £10. To book a place please complete and return our  Bikeability Level 3 cycle training consent form (PDF document.) 

For more details email myjourney@wokingham.gov.uk or call 0118 908 8208.

Free Easter Holiday cycling at Finchampstead

  • Thursday 6 April, from 11am to 4pm
  • Free event
  • Bike Shack, behind FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead, RG40 4ES
  • Fun activities including Bike Treasure Hunt, Smoothie Bike, Balance Bike sessions, Dr Bike and Puncture Repair, Security Marking
  • For all the family, parents bring along a bike too

For more details or to book email myjourney@wokingham.gov.uk  or visit My Journey website

Order a cycle helmet

To order a child's cycle helmet you can print off our cycle helmet order form (PDF document) and send it back with payment to the address on the form.

How to teach your child to ride a bike

The Cycling UK website has a good video showing some simple techniques for encouraging children from 3 years old to start cycling.

To see the video visit the Cycling UK website how to teach your child to ride a bike video

Bikeability Learn to Ride sessions in Finchampstead 

For details of Learn to ride sessions for children aged 5 Plus visit the My Journey Wokingham website

New Balance Bike club 

For details about the new Balance Bike club for younger children visit the MyJourney Wokingham website.

Saturday adult cycling sessions

We offer 2 levels of cycle training for adults

  • Level 1 - based in the school playground (i.e. not on the road), teaching the basics of how to ride a bike. This is great for new cyclists or if you haven’t been on a bike for a long time. A maximum of 4 participants to 1 instructor. You can borrow a bike if needed
  • Level 2 - training on quiet local roads to cover the basics of road positioning and communicating with other road users. This level is great for anyone who wants to cycle on roads. Maximum of 6 participants to 1 instructor. You must have a roadworthy bike

Cycling session details

Classes are held at Beechwood Primary School, Ambleside Close, Woodley RG5 4JJ. For more information visit the My Journey website.

Book now

To book a place email us at myjourney@wokingham.gov.uk

Encouraging women to ride bikes for fun

British Cycling's Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. 

They want to help thousands of women feel confident and comfortable about going on a bike ride. 

For further details of free Breeze rides visit the Go Sky Ride website.


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