Royal Borough of Greenwich


Royal Greenwich is committed to improving conditions for cycling and its cyclists. Free cycle training is available to anyone who lives, works or studies in the Royal Borough aged 7+, and it is actively encouraged to enable people to cycle more safely, more confidently and more often.


All courses are trainee-led, tailored to your current cycling ability and enabling you to get the most out of your cycling, whether you’re learning to ride for the first time, you want to start making local journeys on-road, you’d like to start commuting, or you’d like to start cycling as a family. Bikes and helmets are available on request from certain locations and you can always use your own bike as long as it’s roadworthy (tyres, brakes, chain all in good condition). All our cycle training follows the national standards which include Level 1 (practising skills in an off-road environment to develop control), Level 2 (on minor, quiet roads) and Level 3 (complex road situations).

We currently offer the following free services:

  • FREE 1 to 1 Cycle Skills sessions (aged 7 or over) Whether you're a first time rider or a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills, your instructor will tailor the session to suit your individual abilities and goals. Choose from: Basic Cycle Skills Book now or read more... Urban Cycle Skills Book now or read more... Advanced Cycle Skills Book now or read more...
  • FREE Family Cycle Skills (aged 7 or over) Gain confidence and learn skills to cycle as a family. Your instructor will tailor the session to your requirements. Book now or read more...
  • FREE Schools Cycle Training. For schools who wish to book a course or for more information, select from one of the following levels: Level 1 & 2 or Level 3
  • FREE Dr Bike Sessions where an experienced mechanic will check that your bike is working well and riding smoothly. They’ll make minor adjustments and repairs, and advise and recommend any more comlex work that will need to be done at a local bike shop. Our mechanics will provide information on local bike shops in the area. Please check the Upcoming Events for details on upcoming sessions.

Please check back regularly for updates on courses we offer, as this may change from time to time.

From time to time we also offer Safer Urban Driving courses for professional drivers. Please refer to Upcoming Events for courses currently available.

Cycle Confident works in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to provide cycle training initiatives. For any queries relating to the training on offer please contact us.

For other cycling enquiries related to cycling in the Royal Borough, the information below may be useful:

Upcoming Events


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Tue 28th May 2019 Tue 28th May 2019 - Wed 29th May 2019

10:00AM

Child Group Cycle Training

Family Bike Week at Waterways

Restriction: Live, work or study in Royal Borough of Greenwich

Family Bike Week at Waterways Family Bike Week at Waterways Waterways Children's Centre Waterways Children's Centre Free Places Available Details
Thu 30th May 2019 Thu 30th May 2019 - Fri 31st May 2019

10:00AM

Child Group Cycle Training

Family Bike Week at Waterways

Restriction: Live, work or study in Royal Borough of Greenwich

Family Bike Week at Waterways Family Bike Week at Waterways Waterways Children's Centre Waterways Children's Centre Free Places Available Details
Thu 6th June 2019 Thu 6th June 2019

3:30PM - 6:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Cutty Sark Gardens by, the Gypsy Moth pub Cutty Sark Gardens by, the Gypsy Moth pub Free Not Required
Mon 10th June 2019 Mon 10th June 2019

4:00PM - 7:00PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Peninsula Square Peninsula Square Free Not Required
Tue 11th June 2019 Tue 11th June 2019

3:30PM - 6:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Woolwich Library Woolwich Library Free Not Required
Wed 12th June 2019 Wed 12th June 2019

3:30PM - 6:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Thamesmead Leisure Centre Thamesmead Leisure Centre Free Not Required
Thu 13th June 2019 Thu 13th June 2019

4:00PM - 7:00PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Greenwich Park Greenwich Park Free Not Required
Fri 14th June 2019 Fri 14th June 2019

3:30PM - 6:30PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Charlton Park Charlton Park Free Not Required
Sat 15th June 2019 Sat 15th June 2019

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session

Dr Bike Session Dr Bike Session Eltham High Street / Passey Place Eltham High Street / Passey Place Free Not Required
Sat 29th June 2019 Sat 29th June 2019

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Dr Bike Session

Royal Greenwich Get Together

Royal Greenwich Get Together Royal Greenwich Get Together General Gordon Square General Gordon Square Free Not Required