Cycle training

We offer a variety of free, bespoke cycle skills activities for people who live, work or study in Hackney. Cycle skills sessions are available 7 days a week for all abilities and can be arranged at a time and place to suit you. The training is delivered by Cycle Confident and their team of fully qualified instructors.

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.



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.

Page updated on: 3 March 2023

Hackney Council Cycle Training


Hackney Contact Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY


Opening times

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