Cycle Skills Training

Lambeth offers a wide range of free and subsidised cycle skills training including on-road assertiveness training, maintenance courses and group cycling along with tailor made courses and lead rides.

Cycle Skills Training


Lambeth offers free 1-2-1 cycle skills training for anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough.
Whether you are a child, teenager or adult, our 1 to 1 sessions cater for trainees who are complete beginners through to experienced riders who need to refresh their road skills.

  • Learn to cycle – Learn to cycle with a free 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.
  • Building cycle confidence – Improve your cycling skills and confidence with a free 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 urban cycling – 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.


Children’s cycle training is offered to all schools in the borough and is taken up by most. If your school does not offer the training please ask them why.


Lambeth offers group training for adults all year around.
These sessions are aimed at giving trainees the opportunity to cover either off-road (Level 1) skills or on-road (Level 2) skills in a relaxed and enjoyable group environment.