Cycle skills for adults

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. Subsidised by Transport for London subject to conditions, availability and funding. 

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.

About our sessions

Our professional cycling instructors are nationally accredited and available seven days a week to meet you at a time and place to suit you. You can see the available slots on the booking form. Sessions are limited to 2 sessions per adult/family, lasting up to 2 hours each. Bikes can be provided for the lesson but you may need to meet our instructors at Kingston Council where the bikes are stored.

We can only subsidise cycle skills to 2 sessions per family. For complete beginners, instructors may offer up to 4 hours of subsidised training, delivered in shorter sessions. Additional bookings are charged £30 for 1.5 hours and £40 for 2 hours. There is a £10 administration charge for any cancellations within two working days of each session. The full fee is retained if less than 24 hours.

  • Adults - one-to-one or in pairs

  • Families - up to two adults and three children

Adult and Family Cycle Sessions Booking Form


After booking your place, you must make a payment so that your place is confirmed.

By cash:
By appointment at the Council's office 

By bank transfer:
Account name: RBK Direct Credit Account
Sortcode: 30-80-12 
Account number: 14717168
Reference: “Cycle Skills” 
Important: Please email 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: 09/12/2022 15:13:46

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Telephone: 020 8547 5002