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Cycle Training

Improving bike riding skills for adults and children in West Berkshire

We support both adults and children in learning how to cycle safely and enjoyably, and to help build their confidence in riding in West Berkshire.

For Children


West Berkshire Council deliver free Bikeability courses in schools in our district during term time.

We also have an online calendar so you can see our activities across the year.

Bikeability is the modern standard for cycle training, giving children and young people the skills and confidence to cycle on today's roads. The training is approved by the government, and delivered by instructors meeting nationally-approved standards. Bikeability is delivered at three levels, each increasing your child's skills and confidence on increasingly busier roads.

To learn more about Bikeability training,  you can speak to your child's school, or contact us

We've also developed some doc icon advice for parents about Bikeability [638kb].

Summer Bikeability Courses

Over the summer holidays we offer Bikeability courses at Kennet Leisure Centre, Thatcham and Cotswold Sports Centre, Tilehurst

These offer a chance for young people to take Bikeability training who may have missed out on taking the course through their school. 
Courses run for two days, and cover Bikeability Levels 1 and 2 for children aged 10 and upwards. 

As these sessions are outside of our usual school sessions, Summer Courses require each attendee to pay a fee.

  • The Level 1 and 2 courses are charged at £50 for each attendee (this fee covers both levels)

You can book onto a summer course, and pay, online.

Contact our Cycling Coordinator for more information.

For Adults

We can also help adults with cycling adult cycle training, or develop courses to suit your needs, whether this is starting from scratch, building confidence on the roads or help with finding routes. To find out more information, contact our Cycling Coordinator.

Who To Contact

Contact details for West Berkshire's cycle training team

01635 503263