City cycling skills and training
There are still places available on our basic and intermediate cycle maintenance courses.
Our cycle training courses are fully booked until the end of the year. This page will be updated when our 2018 dates become available.
We offer FREE cycle training and maintenance courses to Brighton & Hove residents who are 14 years of age and above.
The courses are subsidised by the Department for Transport's Access Fund.
Basic cycle maintenance skills
This course takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Maclaren room at The Level
On this course you will learn how to maintain and look after your bicycle throughout the year. You will learn about the components on your bicycle, how to do a safety check, fix punctures and clean and lubricate important parts.
Intermediate cycle maintenance skills
This course takes place on Saturdays from 9.30am to 2.30pm at the Maclaren room at The Level
This course will introduce you to using specific tools and lubricants, looking at various brake types and learning how to make adjustments, changing a brake cable, splitting and re-joining a chain and other required maintenance skills.
Choosing your cycle training course
Our cycle training courses are fully booked until the end of the year. If any places become available through cancellations we'll let you know.
About the training courses
In January 2017, we were successful in a bid to receive funding from the Access Fund. The Department for Transport is subsidising this initiative to encourage more people to cycle and improve road safety. By providing these subsidised training courses it is hoped that more people will choose cycling as a preferred mode of transport for local journeys.
Our cycle training providers teach according to the UK's national standard for cycle training. They have a lot of experience teaching people who have never ridden a bicycle before. There is a maximum of six people per group with two instructors. Our cycle providers will ensure that every one of our trainees will get the required attention to make sure they get the best training possible.
Other road safety training courses
Find out about cycle training courses for children and young people