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Cycle training

Surrey County Council cycle training

Notice 30th September 2016: the customised training service is currently being reviewed and we hope to resume it when this is complete but we do not yet have a specific date. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. We will restore the booking service as soon as possible. The cycle training programme in schools continues to be fully programmed.

Why train with Surrey County Council?

  • Nationally accredited cycle training scheme.
  • The option to have one-to-one training.
  • We use only professional instructors who are all Surrey County Council staff.
  • We have 70 Instructors available - meaning unrivalled experience and expert local knowledge across the whole County.
  • Our instructors are all nationally accredited, have passed all employment checks and participate in a full programme of continuing professional development.
  • Our friendly and knowledgeable office staff can advise on the best training for you - with no obligation on your part.
  • Have a look at our customised training Frequently Asked Questions.

For all ages!

No matter what your age and where you live, we can provide the training you need, including complete beginner, brushing up on old skills, building your confidence on busier roads, or gaining skills to cycle as a family.

Learn to ride Get back in the saddle

Never got round to learning to cycle? We take you though the training in easy steps, at the pace you want to go. You can do it!

Are you keen to improve your confidence and refresh your cycling skills? Our instructors will adapt your cycle training programme to suit your specific requirements so you get the most out of the training and, most importantly, get safely back on the road.
Riding with children Using busier roads

Feeling anxious about taking your family out for a bike ride? Let us take the stress out of learning how to escort a child. We train at a pace that suits you and your family, so you all understand how to ride together safely with confidence.

Watch our short video about family cycle training.

Want to improve your cycling skills to be safer on busy roads? We can provide cycle training along the routes you actually want to use, be it to work, school or elsewhere. Our qualified instructors will tailor the training to your requirements.

Training in primary schools

We offer training to all schools. In March each year, schools are invited to make a booking for the following academic year. Schools can actually book at any time of the year but, with very late bookings, we cannot guarantee a slot during our busiest times. We offer:

  • "Pedals" training to years 1 and 2.
  • Bikeability Level 1 for pupils in year 5 – or year 4 if requested.
  • Bikeability Level 2 for pupils in year 6 – or year 5 if requested.
  • Bikeability Level 3

More about Pedals, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3

We've provided a short description of Pedals, Level 1, Level 2 and level 3. 

You can also watch videos produced by the Department of Transport - Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.

Adaptive Bikes on training courses in schools

We want our training to be inclusive and this document (pdf file) describes the steps we take.

Training in secondary schools

 

We offer secondary school training as customised training. The advantages of customised training for secondary students are that:

  • students can have one-to-one training, or train with a friend who will be cycling the same route.
  • the training can be for anyone from a complete beginner to someone who wants to be confident on busy roads.
  • students can train out of school hours - meaning training can take place at the time students would actually be riding to or from school.
  • Updated: 29 Mar 2017

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