Free adult cycle sessions

Free adult cycle sessions to build confidence and explore local cycle routes

*New dates announced!*

Bike Bristol is able to offer a number of FREE Adult cycle sessions running from St George Park.

Funding has generously been provided by TravelWest to St George Community Centre who we are partnering with for this project called "Bike St George".

The sessions are suitable for a range of abilities, whether you're completely new to riding a bike, returning after a long break, or wanting some tips for the road. Several different types of sessions will be run that include:

  • Learn to Ride
  • Cycle Confidence
  • Cycle Skills
  • Leisure Rides
  • Maintenance courses

There are a number of led rides that are ideal for those who want to go at a leisurely pace and explore local cycle paths and routes.

Sessions are taught by friendly qualified cycle instructors. You can attend any of the sessions below and they do not need to be attended in order or in succession, you can attend just one, or several.

Please read the description to decide which session is right for you and suits your ability. Bikes will be available to borrow subject to sizes and number of participants. Contact us to book.

Learn to Ride

'Learn to Ride' a bike sessions are suitable for complete beginners or those who are returning after a break and would like to see if they can still ride. A friendly instructor will help you feel safe and reassured while getting to grips with balance. Bikes and helmets will be provided - just let us know how tall you are. Contact us to book.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Saturday 21st May 10:00-11:00 & 11:00-12:00
  • Saturday 23rd July 10:00-11:00 & 11:00-12:00
  • Saturday 15th October 10:00-11:00 & 11:00-12:00 (Female participants only)
  • Saturday 22nd October 10:00-11:00 & 11:00-12:00

Cycle Confidence (In the park)

'Cycle confidence' sessions are designed to give you the opportunity to practice the basics of cycling, including controlling the bike, observing, signalling, gear shifting and braking skills. We will use the park to build confidence and help you feel at ease on a bike. You will develop abilities that are useful if you decide you'd like to ride on the road and will be helpful if you join a 'Cycle Skills' session. If the group all decide they feel ready, it may be possible to ride on some quiet local roads during the session. Contact us to book.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Saturday 21st May 13:00-15:00
  • Friday 10th June 13:00-15:00
  • Tuesday 28th June 17:00-19:00 (Female participants only)

Cycle Skills (on the road)

'Cycle skills' sessions are suitable for those who can ride confidently in the park already, with a focus on developing the skills to ride on the road. After a warm up in the park, we will head out onto some quiet local streets to cover the various skills and techniques to help you ride on the road with confidence. If you feel you're not ready for the road, you could try joining a 'Cycle Confidence' session. Contact us to book.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Monday 13th June 17:00-19:00
  • Friday 15th July 13:00-15:00
  • Saturday 6th August 13:00-15:00
  • Saturday 11th March (2023) 13:00-15:00

    Leisure Rides

    Come and enjoy a local bike ride with a friendly ride leader. These 'Leisure Rides' sessions are suitable for those who can already cycle with a degree of confidence on the road. We will embark on a ride of a manageable distance, which is more about enjoying the cycling at a comfortable pace. If you feel you need to develop more confidence or skills before joining a led ride, please check out a 'Cycle Skills' session. Contact us to book.

    Upcoming sessions:

    • Friday 10th June 10:00-12:00 - Starting at St George Community Centre, we'll explore a low traffic enjoyable cycle route into Bristol City Centre using 'Wesley Way' towards Festival Way (Ashton Court). Cafe stop somwhere nice!
    • Friday 15th July 10:00-12:00 - Starting at St George Community Centre, we'll ride out into south Bristol making use of nice cycle routes and the beautiful Whitchurch greenway. Cafe stop on route!
    • Saturday 23rd July 13:00-15:00 - Starting at St George Community Centre, we'll head out towards Victoria Park and the Filwood Greenway. Coffee/cake on route!
    • Saturday 6th August 10:00-12:00 - Route TBC
    • Saturday 15th October 13:00-15:00 (Female participants only)
    • Saturday 22nd October 13:00-15:00
    • Saturday 11th March (2023) 10:00-12:00