What We Do

Edinburgh Cycle Training can plan, assist with and deliver bespoke or Cycling Scotland structured training courses for individuals, groups, schools and companies.

If you are a school, company or organisation that would like to become self suffiecient in delivering on going cycle training, we can train your staff, parents or volunteers as Cycle Training Assistants. This is a Cycling Scotland qualification, recognised by the SQA (SCQF level 5)

 

Bikeability in Schools

Edinburgh Cycle Training instructors have already provided or assisted with delivering successful Bikeability Scotland courses at:

  • Brunstane Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Bruntsfield Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Buckstone Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Castleview Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Duddingston Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Dunedin School, Edinburgh
  • George Watson’s College, Edinburgh
  • George Watson’s College Holiday Club, Edinburgh
  • Niddrie Mill Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Parsons Green Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Royal High Primary School, Edinburgh
  • South Morningside Primary School, Edinburgh
  • St Francis’ RC Primary School, Edinburgh
  • St John’s RC Primary School, Portobello, Edinburgh
  • St Mary’s RC Primary School, Edinburgh
  • St Mary’s RC Primary School, Leith
  • St Ninian’s RC Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Towerbank Primary School, Edinburgh

 

Family Training Courses

Bikeability Edinburgh now offers bespoke training for families. Don’t miss out on fun family cycling days out. On and off road training and advice given to suit your needs. Contact us for more information or to discuss your requirements.

 

Adult Training Courses

Bikeability Edinburgh now offers generic or bespoke training courses based on commuting to work.

Many adults (especially new and returning cyclists) who take up cycling to work can find that after a long period of not cycling, their confidence on the roads needs a lift. Cycle training is an ideal way to regain confidence and acquire the skills needed to cycle amongst traffic. Even seasoned commuters can benefit from learning new or updated roadcraft skills.

Our 8-hour course can be delivered over 4 weeks as 4 x 2-hour sessions, or as a full day or two half day units.

This course is aimed at providing cyclists with the skills and confidence to tackle everyday road conditions.

By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Check their bike’s roadworthiness
  • Make minor adjustments and carry out simple roadside repairs
  • Plan a journey/commute
  • Make an independent journey
  • Confidently negotiate busy or complicated road junctions and roundabouts.

The course places great emphasis on practical experience, and is principally delivered outdoors. The on-road cycle training aligns with the Level 3 National Standard (Bikeability Scotland), but ultimately we use professional tutors who can tailor the course to the specific needs of the individual to reach the outcomes noted above.

Cycle Commuter Training can also be used as ideal preparation for workplace staff teams taking on a cycle challenge, such as the annual Pedal for Scotland ride or Bike Event activities. Through regular commuting, course candidates will be able to undertake social rides in comfort with confidence in their ability and be well prepared to obtain maximum enjoyment from these events.