Cycle skills for adults & families

Whether you are a first time rider, a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills or a family looking to make journeys together, we provide fully subsidised Cycle Skills training to suit your needs, meaning you can start improving your skills for free. This sSubsidyised is provided by Transport for London and is subject to conditions, availability and funding. 

Free one-to-one sessions (Conditions apply)

We can fully subsidise cycle skills with up to 4 sessions per family. For complete beginners, we may offer up to 8 sessions of delivered over 1-hour slots.
There is a £10 administration charge for any cancellations within two working days of each session.

Our professional cycling instructors are nationally accredited and available seven days a week to meet you at a time and place to suit you. Beginners, and anyone looking to borrow a bike for the lesson, must meet our instructor at Kingston Guildhall or Kingsmeadow. For those able to ride already we can also meet you at home or your local area. You can see the available slots on the booking form.

  • Adults - one-to-one or in pairs

  • Families - up to two adults and three children

Adult and Family Cycle Sessions Booking Form

Online courses

Before your session we recommend you complete the TfL's online Cycle Skills course. The course provides easy to follow tips and advice to get you going. There are four short modules to try, including how to cycle as a family.

Paying for additional sessions 

Additional bookings are charged £30 for 1.5 hours and £40 for 2 hours.

Pay by cash:
By appointment at the Council's office 

Pay by bank transfer:
Account name: RBK Direct Credit Account
Sortcode: 30-80-12 
Account number: 14717168
Reference: “Cycle Skills” 
Important: Please email cycleskills@kingston.gov.uk to confirm your transaction.

What can we cover in a session?

Off-road Control Skills

You will learn the basics of controlling a bike, build your skills and gain confidence to ride your bike in an off-road environment. 

Road confidence cycle skills

Improve your cycling skills and confidence with a free session tailored to you. You will start in a safe, off-road environment to refresh your cycling technique and develop new skills before moving on to practice on quiet roads. Your qualified instructor will support you throughout to help you cycle more confidently.

On the road again - busier roads, commuting journeys 

Perfect your cycling techniques, plan journeys, manage more complex junctions and receive assurance that you are cycling efficiently and effectively.

Family cycle skills

Gain confidence and learn skills to cycle as a family with a free family cycling session. In the session a qualified instructor will teach you how to cycle with children, using quiet routes and parks. These sessions offer the opportunity to build on or prepare for Bikeability skills taught in schools. We are unable to provide children's bikes for these sessions.

Last Modified: 29/02/2024 12:18:22

Sustainable Transport Team

Address: Guildhall 2
2nd Floor
Kingston upon Thames
KT1 1EU

Telephone: 020 8547 5002