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To book a lesson, click the 'book now' button below. For more information, please scroll down.

About our lessons

Our qualified Instructors offer one-to-one cycle lessons to adults across the West of England.  Each lesson is tailored to your level and moves at your own pace, whether it’s help finding the safest route to work, tips for tackling that tricky junction, or general road skills support – we can help.


Who can take part?

Our lessons are for adults aged 18+ and you must have a roadworthy bicycle. In Somerset students aged 16+ are eligible.

Don't have a bike? We will do our best to help! Please email tessa@lifecycleuk.org.uk before booking your lesson. 

Do you live in Weston super Mare? Do you have an E-bike? Our instructors in Weston super Mare also have e-bikes and are well placed to assist you.


Where do the lessons take place?

You can choose from various ‘meetup points’ across the areas we work in.


How much does it cost?

We are fortunate that many local councils fund or part-fund adult cycle training. In most cases, all we charge is a £5 refundable deposit to secure your lesson when you book:

Bristol: FREE of charge, for up to three x 1-hour lessons.

North Somerset: FREE of charge, for up to three x 1-hour lessons.

Somerset: FREE of charge, for up to three x 1-hour lessons (16yrs +)

BathNES: £35 per 1-hour lesson

South Gloucestershire: £35 per 1-hour lesson

If you live in any other area and are happy to come to one of our meetup points the cost is £35 per 1-hour lesson.


What will I learn?

Our lessons are tailored to your skill level and goals.  At the beginning of the lesson, your instructor will assess your cycling ability and suggest areas where you need support. We can help with:

  • Learning to cycle or returning to cycling after some time.
  • General on-road cycling skills such as road positioning, how to manage junctions, and the Highway Code.
  • Finding the best cycle-friendly routes to work or places you visit regularly.


What do I need to bring?

You will need a roadworthy bike and suitable clothing for the weather that day. Always bring any medication you need with you and make the instructor aware of this (and any relevant health issues) at the start of the lesson.


Do I need to wear a helmet?

Wearing a helmet is not a legal requirement so we advise you to do whatever makes you feel comfortable. 


Our instructors

Our Instructors are qualified to teach adults to the ‘National Standard for Cycling,’ as defined by the Department of Transport.  All instructors:

  • Are DBS checked.
  • Hold a First Aid qualification.
  • Have extensive knowledge of cycling in your local area.

After you book, your instructor will contact you to agree on a time and date for your lesson, discuss your goals and answer any questions you may have. When you meet, your Instructor will be wearing a Life Cycle UK branded blue top and a hi-vis jacket which will hold their ID Badge.


Terms and conditions

If you need to cancel, we require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice by telephone. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice (or do not show up), your deposit will not be refunded. 

Read our full terms and conditions here.


Book a cycling lesson

If you're having trouble filling out the form - or you have a question that wasn't answered on this page - please contact frances@lifecycleuk.org.uk. Otherwise please fill out this form to request a cycle lesson. Please note, you cannot book by email.

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Lesson Details

We are currently offering lessons for the following types of rider:

  • Beginner  / Returner - has not cycled for many years or never properly learned to cycle
  • Occassional rider - can cycle in quiet area, such as off road, cycle paths, quiet roads mainly for leisure
  • Regular rider - cycles to work, shops, for social purposes regualrly on busier roads, has some confidence in traffic

Please specify which best reflects your ability.

Payment information

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Bristol, North Somerset or Somerset County, can take up to three one-hour lessons FREE of charge. You must pay a £5 refundable deposit when you book. 

If you do not live, work or study in Bristol, North Somerset or Somerset County, the cost is £35 per lesson. 

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