Free adult cycle sessions

Ready to Ride

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

**Find out more about guided bike rides and join our cycling group: https://www.bikebristol.com/social-rides **

Free Dr Bike (safety checks & repairs) coming up BOOK HERE:

  • 30 September 12.30-16.30 @ St George Park, BS5 9EN
  • Thursday 28th Sept 08.30–12.30 Avon Lodge Truck Stop BS11 9YP
  • Friday 29th Sept 09.00-13.00 @ Opposite Wellspring Settlement BS5 0AX
  • Tue 3rd Oct September 14.00-18.00 @ next to The Sugarloaf Pub, St Marks Rd, BS5
  • Thursday 5th Oct 13.00-17.00 @ Severn Beach Station, BS354QD

Ready to Ride

Bike Bristol is able to offer a number of FREE Adult cycle sessions running from St George Park and St George Community Centre. Funding has generously been provided by Bristol City Council & Travelwest to St George Community Centre who we are partnering with for this project called "Ready to Ride".

The sessions, running in 2023-2024, 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 FREE sessions are available.

Free Group sessions:

  • Guided bike ride: Saturday 7th October 10.00 - book here
  • Learn to Ride: Saturday 7th October 13.00 - book here
  • Cycle Confidence (can already cycle) Saturday 7th October 1300 and 1400 - book here

Group Cycle Confidence

Learn to Ride a bike or gain skills and control on your bike that will prepare you for the road. Depending on the group level, we may go out onto a quiet road.

Saturday 7th October 1300 and 1400

Group Social Bike Rides

Group Bike Rides are available (book here) See more here about our social cycling group

    Free 1-to-1 sessions

    1-to1 Learn to Ride (beginner) - Book

    Perfect for complete beginners or those returning after a long break.

    1-to-1 Cycle Confidence (in the park) - Book

    Good for those who can already ride but would like to build up skills for the road

    1-to-1 Cycle Skills (on the road) - Book

    After a warm-up in the park, we'll head out onto the road to build up your skills on quiet roads, progressing onto busier roads if you are happy to.

    Maintenance Courses (Contact to book)

    Get up to speed fixing your bike. Learn to deal with a puncture, adjust gears and brakes.

    Guided routes e.g. to work - Book

    We'll show you a great route to a destination of your choice


    Try-a-bike (or e-bike) inc. free hire for a week. - Book

    Trips to a bike shop to help you choose a bike - Book

    Route/journey planning tips - Book

    Free minor repairs on your bike (contact to book)

    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.

    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.

    1-to-1 cycling support - helping you cycle more

    As part of the Ready to Ride project, we have funding from Bristol Council (Travelwest) to support 10 individuals with riding on their bike more regularly.

    Book a session here: https://bikebristol.as.me/Read... you haven't ridden for years or would like to check the bike is safe. We can ride in the park first and over time we can venture out on a quiet road or bike path. We can also teach more advanced session to get you up to speed in traffic. Contact us to book.

    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.

    **Find out more about guided bike rides and join our cycling group: https://www.bikebristol.com/social-rides **

    Upcoming Rides:

    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 or book a date here: https://bikebristol.as.me/Read... sessions

    Previous sessions:

    • Saturday 12th November 10:00-11:00 & 11:00-12:00 (Female participants only)
    • Saturday 12th November 12:45-13:45 & 13:45-14:45

    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 or book here: https://bikebristol.as.me/Read...

    Upcoming sessions

    • 1-to-1 sessions are available to book here
    • Saturday 7th Oct - Group Learn to Ride session - book here
    • Get in touch to register your interest for future sessions. These will be running through 2023-2024

    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 or book here: https://bikebristol.as.me/Read...

    Upcoming sessions

    • 1-to-1 sessions are available to book here
    • Get in touch to register your interest for future sessions. These will be running through 2023.

    Upcoming sessions

    • Get in touch to register your interest for future sessions. These will be running through 2023

    Upcoming sessions: