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Cycle training

Cycle riding and maintenance sessions for beginners and experienced cyclists

Want to learn to ride a bike, or to get out on the road? Want to find out how to ride safely around town, lead rides with other people, or get tips on maintaining and repairing your bike?

Do all this and more with our friendly cycling training sessions!

From complete beginners, to experienced cyclists, there's something here for everyone – even professional drivers who need to get more cycle-aware.

These sessions are for over-16s. If you want cycling training for children, see Bikeability website.

Learn to ride

Learn to ride

This is for you if you're new to cycling, or haven't ridden for many years. Get the confidence to take the first step into cycling, at your own pace. You don't need your own bike.

Road rider ready

Road rider ready

Try this if you can ride off the road but want to learn the skills of riding with traffic and other road users. You'll learn off the road with others of similar ability.

One to one training

One to one

If you already cycle but need confidence to ride in traffic, get personal one-to-one coaching on the road to develop riding and communication skills.

Basic bicycle maintenance

Basic maintenance

See how to check your bike for safety and to adjust things like brakes and gears; and learn how to mend a puncture!

Intermediate bicycle maintenance

Intermediate maintenance

A full day session to build on your basic knowledge, looking in practical detail at brakes, gears, cables and chains, as well as routine servicing.

This is now a session with a £25 charge.

Ride leader

Ride leader

If you're an experienced cyclist, confident riding in a group, and want to help others get out on their bikes, this full-day the session will equip you to lead communal rides.

Safe urban driving

Safe urban driving for LGV and PCV drivers

This is for professional drivers who want to be more aware of cyclists, by conventional training and by having a go on a bike on the road.

Safe urban driving lite

Safe urban driving lite

This is for you if you work in Greater Manchester and drive as part of your work. You could be a delivery or maintenance vehicle driver, a courier, or drive a smaller lorry for instance.