Cycle Training Schemes
There are cycle training courses for beginners and intermediates, and advice for commuters, run by local groups listed below:
Glasgow Bike Station runs adult and child cycle training courses.
Free Wheel North runs training courses and rides for new cyclists. They encourage cycling for people with special needs with their specially adapted bikes, trikes etc.
See also Cyclists Touring Club for details of other schemes.
Cycle Maintenance Classes
Bike maintenance classes are available in the Glasgow area:
Bikeability Scotland cycle training schemes: Cycling Scotland
Cycling Scotland runs the Bikeability Scotland cycle training schemes, the modern day cycling proficiency scheme – with road experience built in.
- Argyll & Bute Council
- East Renfrewshire Council
- North Lanarkshire Council
- South Lanarkshire Council
- West Dunbartonshire Council
- East Dunbartonshire Council
- Glasgow City Council
- Renfrewshire Council
- East Ayrshire Council
- North Ayrshire Council
- South Ayrshire Council
Bike Club is a joint initiative led by ContinYou, UK Youth and CTC, the national cyclists’ organisation. In Scotland, Youth Scotland is a key partner. The project works with children, young people and families to enable learning and encourage healthy lifestyles through cycling-based activities.
Bike Buddy Schemes
Some of the advantages of cycling are not being tied to timetables or having to wait around for others. However, if you wish to have some company whilst you cycle, perhaps to help you gain confidence in cycling or to discover more suitable routes, there is now a bike-buddy element to the SPT Journey Share scheme. Bike Budi offers a similar service.
New cyclists who have learned to cycle but want a little more experience cycling about the Glasgow area are always welcome to join our regular monthly cycle rides.