Cycle Skills

Interested in cycling? Tick. Found your local rides courtesy of our Calendar of Events? Tick. Found a bike? Tick (if not, have a look here!). The next question is, are you confident in your ability to ride the bike safely? If the answer to that is no, then Cycle skills is for you.

Kingston Council’s cycling team offers Cycle Skills sessions to adults and Bikeability training in most primary schools across the borough, plus instructor training courses and bike maintenance training.

For many adults it has been a while since their cycling proficiency, if indeed they ever took part in one. Adult Cycle skills covers all skillsets, from absolute beginners right through to those who just need to brush up their skills. So whether you are refreshing your skills or starting from scratch, we would recommend a session or two. More booking details here.

Bikeability is the 21st Century 'cycling proficiency' and is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to ride a bike safely and confidently on 21st Century roads. You can read all about it on the Bikeability website.

Bikeability is the only cycle training which is nationally recognised and government approved. It is the flagship cycle training programme of Cycling England. For children attending junior school, group training takes place in almost every school in the borough during year 5 or year 6, and individually tailored one-to-one training can be arranged for children of almost any age. More booking details here.


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Become a cycling instructor

If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

You can read more about our training here, and learn more about being a Bikeability Instructor here

Get involved?

Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors. Wind in the hair (under your helmet of course), sunglasses on, and a picnic in your bag. However, not everyone sees it this way.

Therefore, CycleKingston is appealing to you to share the good, the bad (and the ugly?!) We want to hear your cycling experiences, news and showcase success stories along the way too.

If you have material you think we should feature on the website, drop us an email on with the information and some images and we'll do our best to feature them.