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.Booking system updates

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, over the age of 14 years old. 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

All of our adult cycle training courses are offered free to eligible learners. To enrol on a free adult cycle training course, you must be:

  • aged 19 or over
  • a UK citizen, a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA) or have a Right of Abode in the UK
  • you must have generally lived in the UK / EEA for at least three years before your first day of learning

Priority will be given to learners with qualifications below Level 2, on means tested benefits or a low income.

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

About our instructors

All our cycle instructors are 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

If you own a bicycle please bring it to your cycle training session.  If you do not own a bicycle you can use one of the Brighton Bikeshare bikes  We may be able to help provide a bike for your session, please contact us about this before booking onto a course.

Cycle training courses

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Course dates

Learn to Ride

15 April, 10am to 11.30am 


22 April, 10am to midday 


13 May, 9:30am to 2:30pm 


20 May, 9:30am to 1:30pm 

Learn to Ride

3 June, 10:am to 11:30am 


10 June, 10am to midday 


7 June, 9:30am to 2:30pm 


24 June, 9:30am to 1:30pm 


1 July, 9am to 2:30pm 


8 July,  9:30am to 1:30pm 

Other road safety training courses

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