Council buildings are closed to the public. Read the latest information about coronavirus and its impact on services.

Cycle training

We offer a variety of free cycle skills activities for people who live, work or study in Hackney. Cycling is a healthy, low cost, environmentally friendly way to travel, as well as to keep fit. Skills sessions are available 7 days a week, and can be arranged at a time and place to suit you. The training is delivered by our contractors Cycle Confident Ltd.

Request your cycle skills training

Learn to cycle

Learn to cycle with a free one-to-one session tailored to you. 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.

Urban cycle skills

Improve your cycling skills and confidence with a free one-to-one session tailored to you. 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.

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 and fully funded by TfL.

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

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.

Request your cycle skills training

Transition cycle sessions

This is an opportunity for 10-11 year-olds moving to secondary school to plan a route from home to school, and then cycle the route accompanied by a cycle instructor. They will use local maps to examine alternatives to planned routes, and make judgements about the best way to go.

Request your cycle skills training

Page updated on: 5 April 2020

Hackney Council Cycle Training


Hackney Contact Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY


Opening times

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