Cycling in Cambridge Learning to cycle with confidence

Structured training sessions for individuals or groups to develop riding skills and cycling confidence.

The University is providing a variety of free cycle initiatives, including cycle training, safety seminars and maintenance workshops, to University of Cambridge staff members and students, Eddington residents in Key Worker Housing and Swirles Court students and Non-University Eddington Staff [ Sainsbury’s, Argos, University of Cambridge Primary School, Nursery, & Storey’s Field Centre ]. All sessions are funded by the University of Cambridge E&E team & the Eddington development and are designed to encourage and enable you to cycle more often.

Complete Beginner

Often we are able to get beginners cycling independently within 60-90 minutes. Potential to borrow our loan bike for a one-2-one beginner session. Sessions takes place in a park or similar quiet off road location.

Recent Trainee Feedback............. Wow...the course was brilliant! I never thought I would be able to ride a bike but with the help from the instructor I was able to within approx 25mins! I am so glad I chose this course

Basic On Road [ Level 2 ]

Session(s) for those who may not cycled on the road for a while. To practice and develop cycling skills. Then moving out on to quieter roads and progressing to places with busier traffic conditions. Possibly tackling specific journeys and advising on route selection.

Recent Feedback: - A very good instructor who was able to explain things clearly and make important information easily understood. The order of the training and the routes chosen were very good to build confidence and slowly introduce complexity.

Sessions for individuals or groups of 2 - 6.

Family Group Cycling

Session to assist families how best to ride together. For any group there is an optimum formation. We can demonstrate to you how to ride protectively with your children and how to encourage them to use their bikes more often.

Instructing groups of people how to ride together is one of our most popular courses. If you intend to ride regularly with a partner or friends we are able show you the most suitable way to ride in a group. Where the more confident riders are positioned so they may effectively assist the others

Recent feedback: - Brilliant, bespoke, enjoyable tuition. Instructor’s enthusiasm is infectious and cleverly relates to both adults and children. My son and I feel much more confident cycling on the roads as a result of our training and we will back for more.

Advanced Cycling [ Level 3 ]

Session for individuals or groups of 2-3 who wish to improve their urban cycling confidence. Cycling for up to 2 hours through the city. Tackling the busier junctions, roundabouts and cycling infrastructure. Evaluating route options. Experiencing cycling in various traffic conditions and how to deal with queuing traffic.

Recent feedback. I learned so much in our 2 hour session. I have been cycling for 40 years and for 16 years in Cambridge. The instructor quickly saw areas for me to improve my technique and suggested them in an encouraging and clear way. This was followed up with well written leaflets and a thorough personalised email. We covered all my daily commuting routes and I now feel more confident and safer. I have clear techniques to practice. Many thanks to the University of Cambridge's Green transport initiative for funding my lesson.

Basic Bike Maintenance

Session for individuals or groups of 2-10. Where there is chance for hands on experience of overall "M" check, removing and replacing wheels, fixing punctures, , checking and adjusting brake blocks, tool selection, bike security.


Bike Maintenance Seminar

Chance to view a number of maintenance videos and discuss specifics with a mechanic. Informative interactive session.

Typical Topics

Cycling in Cambridge Seminars

there are often cycling seminars around the "In & Outs of Cycling in Cambridge"

Recent feedback -- "Great presentation! I’ve been urban cycle-commuting for 30+ years (Washington, DC; Cambridge & Boston, MA; NYC, NY; Cambridge, UK) but I still learned stuff yesterday! So, thank you".


Sessions are funded by the University's Environment and Energy team.

Learn to Cycle with Confidence

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