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Free cycle lessons

Find out about the free cycle training we can offer to adults, children and young people who live in the borough.

Children aged 7–13

  • Cycle Confident run free cycle lessons for children aged 7–13.
  • There are some sessions for children who can't ride a bike, and other sessions for children who can already cycle.
  • The sessions take place in an off-road venue in small groups during the school holidays.

Young people aged 13–17

  • We offer one-to-one lessons with a qualified instructor.
  • These lessons are designed to give you the knowledge you need to start cycling to school.
  • Trainees must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18.

To request a lesson, email roadsafetyeducation@lewisham.gov.uk.

Adults over 18

If you are aged 18 or over and would like to improve your cycling, we can offer you one free cycling training session.

Your training session will be delivered on a one-to-one basis by a fully-qualified instructor.

There are three types of session available (although your training will be tailored to suit your individual needs):

Basic cycle skills

  • Learn to cycle.
  • Practice in a safe, off-road environment.
  • Learn the basics of riding a bike, build your skills and gain confidence navigating your local area.

Urban cycle skills

  • Improve your cycling skills and confidence .
  • Start in a safe, off-road environment while you are refreshing your skills and developing new skills then move on to practise on quiet roads.

Advanced cycle skills

  • Improve your performance when dealing with complex junctions, heavy traffic or cycling at night
  • Get assurance that you are cycling efficiently and effectively.

More information

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