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Free Cycle Training Sessions to Help Adults Learn to Ride and Gain Confidence

With such a variety of green and blue spaces to explore, Devon is a fantastic county for cycling. Whether you’re a beginner looking to cycle or get fit, or an immediate cyclist wanting to commute more and reduce your carbon footprint, our beautiful county has something for everyone. To help you get cycling, improve your skills and gain confidence, we are offering FREE adult cycle training sessions.

What is Adult Cycling Training?

Working in partnership with Devon County Council, Active Devon is providing FREE, 1-2 hour cycle training sessions for adults that live or work in Devon*. All sessions are delivered by qualified cycling instructors, in a safe and supportive environment. You can find further information below, along with a booking link, where you can select a date and time for your free session.

Learn to Ride: Beginner Cycle Training Session

FREE | 1 hour | Small groups (1-3 people) | Non-road

For beginners and non-confident riders wanting to improve their bike handling skills and confidence.

  • Understanding what’s on your bike
  • Mount, pedal and brake
  • Steer your bike properly

Confident Road Cycling: Intermediate Cycle Training Session

FREE | 2 hours | Small groups (1-3 people) | On the road

Giving you the skills and confidence to cycle safely on the road.

  • Make short road journeys safely
  • Feel more confident cycling among cars and traffic
  • Ride with other people

“The instructors are really knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and I was able to talk to them about areas that I found difficult or unsure of such as changing gear and they would tailor the session to include this.

“I initially was unsure of accessing cycle sessions as an adult as I thought that I was too old and would be judged. I was not at all judged and actually felt encouraged and supported. I now cycle twice a week at the very least, have increased confidence and I really enjoy it!”  Exeter Resident

*Excludes Plymouth and Torbay. All participants must be 18 or older.