Learning to Cycle

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:

Through in Edinburgh the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative continues its popular and well established bike maintenance classes.

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.

Bike Club

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.

Gaining Experience

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.