City cycling skills – adult cycle training courses

How to access cycling training courses for adults.

Cycling can be a quick and convenient way to travel around the city.  At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer subsidised cycle training and maintenance classes to empower people to travel more actively, be safer cyclists and make better travel choices.

Who the courses are for

Whether you’re a complete beginner that would like to start cycling or a regular cyclist looking to brush up on advanced skills, our instructors will tailor a cycle training session to suit you. 

Our fully trained instructors follow the nationally recognised Bikeability syllabus, starting with an off-road assessment of skills for all participants and then building from there. As well as offering Bikeability, we can also help with confidence-building if you're new or returning to cycling and support planning and riding a route to work or school, if that is your cycling aim. 

Our courses are for everyone and anyone of all ages, abilities and background. By providing these training courses we hope that more people will choose cycling as a preferred way to travel for journeys around the city. 

Eligibility for free cycle training

From September 2023 there will be a charge for the courses unless you are eligible for a free place.  To be eligible you must be unemployed, low income or receive a mean tested state benefit.  Evidence will be required. 

The charges will be: 

Level Price

Learn to Ride


Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


If you think you're eligible for free training, email 

About our instructors

All our cycle instructors are Enhanced DBS checked, experienced and professional. They teach according to the UK’s national standard for cycle training and have plenty of experience teaching people who have never ridden a bicycle before. 

If you have a preference to being taught by a female or male trainer please email

Course requirements

You should provide your own bicycle for the training session.  If you do not own a bicycle you can use one of the Beryl BTN bikes.

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Other road safety training courses

Find out about cycle training courses for children and young people.