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5 Tips for first timers and returning cyclists

A useful, practical article from the Evening Standard. You may never forget how to pedal a bike, but if it’s been a while since you last sat in the saddle, here’s how to ease your return to riding.

Cycling is booming and people who haven’t ridden since they were kids are being lured into the sport all over again. This article has five tips for anyone getting back in the saddle.


Free Easter Holiday Cycling Courses for children

RBK's cycle training team has just announced the dates and venues of this years Easter Holiday Courses.

The courses are provided free of charge and places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Children must be currently in Year 5 or above and either live or attend a school within the Royal Borough. The courses cover Bikeability Level 1 and 2. Even if your child has already achieved Level 1 it is recommend that he/she repeats the course to improve their safety on the road.


Kingston GPs to encourage cycling to help tackle health problems

GP's in Kingston are to encourage patients to take up cycling as a way of tackling health problems, and help them lead healthier lifestyles.

The Go Cycle sustainable travel team has joined forces with public health colleagues to further expand the current Get Active Exercise Referral Programme, which involves GPs referring patients to take up cycling to improve health through an increase in physical activity. 


Kingston University student creates bike made from golf clubs

Inspired by the increase of cyclists on the roads in Kingston, Calum Ray, 22, a graphics design student at Kingston University, created the bike for his final project.

The frame is made from second-hand golf clubs, bought for 99p from eBay. With help from the technicians at Kingston University's workshops, he turned the golf clubs into a fully-functioning, lightweight bicycle. Impressive!

Read more of the story here.


Kingston receives 2.4 million pounds from Mayor of London

The Mayor of London has announced funding for boroughs to deliver transport, town centre and public space improvements.


Mayor of London to spend 770 million pounds on London cycling

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to spend £770 million on cycling in London.

The plans include two new cycle superhighways, one from Tower Bridge to Greenwich and another from Olympia to Hounslow. The funding breaks down to around £17 per head, a figure which rivals pro-cycling countries such as Denmark and the Netherlands.


Njinga Santa Cycle on Saturday Dec 3rd

Help Njinga Cycling hit 100 Cycling Santas!

Njinga Cycling, an indoor cycling and performance lab in Hampton Wick, are hosting their 4th Annual Charity Santa Cycle. After the huge success of their 3 previous Santa cycles, they are back bigger than ever this year once again helping to spread the Christmas joy to all the children at the Shooting Star CHASE Children's Hospice.

On Saturday 3rd December at 08h30, Njinga Cycling will be riding from the Whole Foods Store in Richmond to the Children's hospice in Hampton, delivering 100's of presents to the deserving children who won't be able to leave the hospice over the Christmas period.



Njinga Cycling, the indoor cycling and performance lab, are launching an 8 week intensive cycle training programme in their Hampton Wick studio.

The programme starts on the 9th January and will run with two sessions a week until the 1st March 2017. It’s specifically designed by a British Cycling coach to produce results and is guaranteed to improve your FTP (Functional Threshold Power) Score over the course of the 8 weeks.


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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.