Cycle training

We offer a variety of free, bespoke cycle skills and activities for people who live, work or study in Hackney including Hackney Care leavers. Cycle Confident offers cycle skills sessions 7 days a week for all abilities, and you can arrange them at a time and place that suits you. Their team of fully qualified instructors delivers the training.

Cycling is a healthy, low cost, environmentally friendly way to travel. It will keep you fit and it’s also fun. Read our options to find out which course works best for you.

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Learn to cycle

Learn to cycle with a free one-to-one session tailored to your needs. You’ll practice in a safe, off-road environment with a fully qualified instructor. In a session you’ll learn the basics, build skills and gain confidence to navigate your local area.

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Urban cycle skills

Improve your cycling skills and confidence with a free one-to-one session tailored to your needs. You’ll 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. 

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Advanced cycle skills

Perfect your cycling techniques with a free one-to-one session from a fully qualified trainer. Improve your performance when dealing with complex junctions, heavy traffic or cycling at night and receive assurance that you are cycling efficiently and effectively. Sessions are tailored to your needs. Click here to book your session.

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Family cycling essentials

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 aged 7 or over, using quiet routes and parks. These sessions offer the opportunity to build on, or prepare for Bikeability skills taught in schools.

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Younger cyclists

Cycling is a fun way for youngsters to keep fit while getting around their local area. Cycle training will teach them the skills they need to ride more safely. The Bikeability scheme rewards youngsters for taking part in cycle training. They can work their way through the following three levels as they move from primary to secondary school.

  • learn to control your bike in a safe, off-road environment
  • cycle safely on the road with other traffic on quieter roads
  • cycle on busier roads and manage complex junctions in London

If your child’s school doesn’t already offer cycle training, the school can email for more information.

Lime e-bike cycle training

Learn to cycle with a free training session on a Lime e-bike. This is an on-road e-cycle training session. It’s designed to equip those aged 18 and above with the skills and confidence to use Lime e-bikes for functional journeys. The session includes a brief skills assessment before cycling on the road, teaching you how to ride confidently and safely on the road. Bikeworks delivers the session in partnership with Lime. They provide Lime e-bikes free of charge.

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Page updated on: 18 April 2024

Hackney Council Cycle Training


Hackney Contact Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY


Opening times

  • Office hours: Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm