Learn to Cycle
No matter what your age or ability, our fully trained instructors offer cycle support that will help you feel safe and confident on your bike.
We offer both free and private paid-for lessons depending on your location or preference.
You can borrow bikes and helmets for any of the lessons – just let us know in advance along with your height.
Want to book your own private lesson? No problem!
These sessions can be one-to-one, or for a group of up to six people.
Our instructor will assess your current cycling level, find out what your needs are
and help you to gain the confidence you need to achieve your goals.
We offer these lessons at any of our cycle centres based in Lenton and Harvey Hadden
or at a convenient location within the Nottingham area @ £30 per hour.
Our instructors can travel further afield to deliver lessons; however, we would need to charge for travel costs in addition to the £30 per hour. We will confirm costs before you agree to go ahead with a booking.
**Please note that private lessons cancelled the day before the agreed booking will still be charged the full amount
Cycle Maintenance Training
Want to learn how to fix a puncture, adjust your gears or stop your brakes from squeaking? We offer frequent online and face to face cycle maintenance sessions, which include
fixing a puncture & servicing your bike as well as roadside repairs.
For more information, and to find out about our face to face or group bike maintenance workshops, please email email@example.com or ring us on 0115 955 2288.
**PLEASE NOTE: The Bike Library isn't available at the moment (January 2023).
We are currently searching for funding to enable us to offer it again as soon as possible**
The RideWise Bike Library offers our communities the opportunity to borrow a bike free of charge for four weeks! We've got kids bikes, adult bikes, adapted and electric bikes....all sorts of different sizes.
Our bikes are offered subject to availability, so get in touch and we'll let you know if we have anything suitable.
You can even borrow bikes for the whole family to enjoy!
Check here to see if you are a Nottingham City resident and eligible for a free loan bike.
When booking, please remember to provide your height, whether you want a male/female/unisex bike, and your full postal address (including postcode).
Failure to provide this information will lead to your booking being declined.
We'll let you know when we'll be delivering your bikes.
At the end of your four-week loan, we'll come and collect the bikes, to get them ready for someone else to enjoy.
The Bike Library operates through donations and grants. If you'd like to support us with the Bike Library you can text BIKES to 70085 to donate £5 or click here.
Bikeability in Schools
We work with lots of Nottingham primary schools to deliver Bikeability. Bikeability is based on the government's National Standard for cycling and instructor training. It prepares people to cycle everywhere cycling is permitted.
Bikeability is a progressive programme, in which trainees first master cycle handling skills in a traffic free environment to complete level 1. Then we help develop the skills and confidence to cycle on local roads and simple junctions for level 2. Level 3 includes tackling busier, multi-lane roads and complex junctions.
Bikeability is designed to give young people the skills and confidence to ride, especially on roads. Cycling is a life skill and learning to ride a bike is something we believe should be open to everyone. Our National Standards Cycling Instructors deliver Bikeability in schools, providing bikes and helmets if required, and are always there to make sure that children are learning in a fun, friendly and safe group environment.
If you would like to know a little more about this service or book in for a school near you, please get in touch!