March 27, 2018

Learning to Cycle – Road Safety Cycling

If you are a confident cyclist then the phrase ‘it’s like riding a bike’ makes perfect sense but if you’re a bit rusty or starting from complete scratch then the mere thought of cycling can often conjure up fear, danger and trepidation. And if that’s you, fear not, you are not alone!

Whether you’re a parent wanting to teach your child to ride a bike or you never learnt yourself, it’s never too late to learn to ride your bike and we’re experienced in teaching people of all ages and abilities road safety and cycling skills. 

Whether it’s just to enjoy a leisurely social cycle or to commute and use your bike as an alternative mode of transport, there are many benefits to cycling; to your physical and mental health, to the environment, to your pocket and to saving you time!

As a DfT registered, National Standards** Instructor for West Sussex County Council, we’ve taught 100s of Year 6+ pupils bike handling and road safety skills through the Bikeability* award scheme. 

In addition, we’ve taught dozens of adults of mixed ability (including wheelchair users, stroke survivors and dementia patients) how to safely negotiate their local neighbourhood on two wheels, on a one to one or small group basis and through the Wheels For All Network.

In addition, we’ve taught dozens of adults of mixed ability how to safely negotiate their local neighbourhood on two wheels.

We also work with people with special needs, including wheelchair users, stroke survivors and dementia patients, on a one to one or small group basis and through the Wheels For All Network. Link to cycling.org.uk/locations/horsham-wheels-for-all

So if you think cycling could be for you, then contact us to learn how to cycle and cycle safely on roads and to improve your cycling skills and confidence.

Learn to Cycle ~ Improve your skills

Our bespoke cycling instruction is tailored to your needs and ability.

These sessions are suitable to you if you:

  • are new to cycling
  • would like to gain the confidence and skills you need to ride on the road
  • would like to improve your road riding skills to an advanced level so that you can manage all traffic conditions.

Price:

1hr – £35

1.5hr £45

 

* Bikeability offers young people the chance to develop their skills and confidence to cycle safely on today’s roads.  

There are three Bikeability levels. These take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads. Courses are not designed to teach trainees how to ride, but to increase their basic skills, observation, hazard awareness and perception of risk. 

Bikeability cycling sessions for school children may be free of charge. Contact us to discuss your needs sasha@moxieunleashed.com 

** The National Standard for cycle training is a statement of competent cycling and cycling instruction. from the Department for Transport (DfT) and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVLA). It sets out the skills and understanding needed to cycle safely and responsibly and to enable others to cycle. The standard provides the basis for Bikeability and a range of adult cycle training programmes.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-national-standard-for-cycle-training