Cycle training

We offer free cycle training courses to give people the skills and confidence to cycle more often for leisure and work.

Learn to Ride

A course for those of who want to start riding a bike, but have never learnt how. This course is run in an off-road, safe location at your pace. We have a limited supply of bikes and helmets available for this course.

Each course runs for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
Booking fee £10 per course or £25 for 3 courses.

We are now taking bookings for the following courses:

Saturday 22 April 2017, 10am – 11:30am: The Boating Pool Café, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate, CT11 0HE
Ashford Rugby Club, Canterbury Road, Ashford, TN24 9QB
County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

Wednesday 3 May 2017, 5pm – 6:30pm: The Boating Pool Café, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate, CT11 0HE
County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

Wednesday 10 May 2017, 5pm – 6:30pm: Ashford Rugby Club, Canterbury Road, Ashford, TN24 9QB

Saturday 13 May 2017, 10am – 11:30am: Ashford Rugby Club, Canterbury Road, Ashford, TN24 9QB

Saturday 13 May 2017, 10am – 11:30am: The Velo House, 5 St Johns Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9TN

Saturday 20 May 2017, 10am – 11:30am: The Boating Pool Café, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate, CT11 0HE

Sunday 21 May 2017, 10am – 11:30am: County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

To book a place or to find out more email cycletraining@kent.gov.uk.

Confident Road Cycling

This course is aimed at those of you who can ride a bicycle but want to gain more confidence before taking to the road. It will improve your cycling abilities and give you the skills and knowledge to share the road safely with other users. We have a limited supply of bikes and helmets available for this course.

Each course runs for approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
Booking fee £15 per course.

We are now taking bookings for the following courses:

Saturday 22 April 2017 12pm – 2:30pm:The Boating Pool Café, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate, CT11 0HE
Ashford Rugby Club, Canterbury Road, Ashford, TN24 9QB
County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

Saturday 29 April 2017, 12pm – 2:30am: The Velo House, 5 St Johns Rd, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9TN

Saturday 13 May 2017 12pm – 2:30pm:Ashford Rugby Club, Canterbury Road, Ashford, TN24 9QB

Saturday 20 May 2017 12pm – 2.30pm:The Boating Pool Café, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate, CT11 0HE

Sunday 21 May 2017 12pm – 2.30pm:County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

To book a place or to find out more email cycletraining@kent.gov.uk.

Advanced Cycling

For those of you cycling regularly on the road, and wanting to increase your cycle mileage, perhaps by commuting to work in the future. This intensive course will advance your cycling onto busy roads and through complex junctions including roundabouts and multi-lane systems.

Each course runs for approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
Booking fee £20 per course.

Course dates to follow.

Please email cycletraining@kent.gov.uk for more information or to register your interest.

Find out more about cycle safety (PDF, 286.5 KB).

We provide cycle training courses at primary and secondary schools across Kent for children in year 4 and above. Our Bikeability courses give children the skills and confidence to ride a bike safely on the road.

Bikeability courses are booked direct by the school. To get cycle training at your school, please ask the school to book a school course.

For more information on Bikeability email bikeability@kent.gov.uk.

For more information on safe cycling, visit the Kent Road Safety website.

Are you interested in becoming a cycle Instructor for Kent County Council?

We are recruiting part-time cycle instructors to cover the Sevenoaks and West Kent area.

Please send your expression of interest to cycletraining@kent.gov.uk

You need to:

  • be competent cyclist
  • have a roadworthy bicycle and helmet.