There are schemes available to learn to ride and to improve your skills and confidence.
Training for children, young people and adults
If it's learning how to cycle, maintaining or training for events, there are plenty of programmes to suit all ages.
Cycle to work and training
There are plenty of schemes and training material to help you get into cycling.
- Sustrans - the charity that enables people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.
- The Work Cycle - a celebration of the cycle to work culture.
Cycle to work scheme
The cycle to work scheme encourages employees to cycle to work and allows employers to reap the benefits of a healthier workforce. The government introduced a tax exemption that allows employers to loan cycles and cyclists' safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit. This promotes healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution.
Riding on the road
Sources of information to help cyclists stay safe when riding on the road with traffic and to help you keep your bicycle secure.
- The Highway Code - rules for cyclists
- Someone's Son - A joint campaign devised and implemented by the safer roads partnerships in West Yorkshire, York, Humberside and South Yorkshire with the aim to making drivers aware of the risks motorcyclists and pedal cyclists face when in conflict with other vehicles, mainly in urban areas.
- THINK! - provides road safety information for road users. The aim is to encourage safer behaviour to reduce the number of people killed and injured on our roads every year.
- Urban Cycling Guide
- Cycle Yorkshire - Be safe
- West Yorkshire Police - cycle safety and security.
- British Transport Police
Volunteer to support more people to cycle
Many local cycling clubs and organisations welcome the help of volunteers to run their activities and events such as organising, marshalling and leading rides.