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.

Children and young people

  • Balanceability is a programme of accredited 'learn to cycle' programme for children aged 2 and a half to 6 years old.
  • Bikeability is the national cycle training programme. It's about gaining practical skills and confidence and understanding how to cycle on today's roads. There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.

In school

Bikeability cycle training in schools is generally offered in Years 5 and 6. It may be available in other year groups in primary and secondary school. In 2016-17 the cycle training organisations working in schools in Kirklees are:

Outside of school

Outside of school hours, community cycling organisations offer training and activities.


CityConnect Cycles offers small group training whether you want to learn to ride, gain confidence on quiet roads, or learn to tackle town and city traffic. Training is available at hubs around West Yorkshire including Kirklees.

Work with a qualified Bikeability instructor in short sessions learning skills in a traffic-free area and on local roads. There is a level to suit you, and if you don't have a bike you can borrow one.

Book your free cycle training session

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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.

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.

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