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Bikeability cycling taster sessions | Whitehall London

To celebrate Bike Week, The Bikeability Trust is hosting FREE cycling taster sessions exclusive to Whitehall officials.

On Wednesday 12 June, join Bikeability National Standard instructors on the saddle for a taster of what a life on wheels has to offer.

Book your space

Please book into a session by the 31st May so the team can plan staffing and cycles.

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Other sessions available

For those based outside of London, local Bikeability training may also be able to provide courses for you. Details of your local team can be found by putting in your postcode to this online tool.

Who's it for?

Whitehall civil servants, and cycling champions from all government departments, are invited to join a session.

All abilities are welcome. You do not need to own a cycle or helmet to partake.

Where is it?

The meeting point for all sessions is King Charles Street. A Bikeability instructor will lead attendees to a nearby location for the session.

What can I expect?

There are four types of taster sessions, ranging in skill level and content.

Cycles and helmets available if required.

Come and cycle with us in a traffic-free environment. Qualified instructors will take you through a series of activities, focusing on cycle handling skills to help you to control your cycle with confidence. Suitable for all, including new and novice riders.

For riders who would like to increase their confidence riding out on the road, come and join a guided ride to enjoy and explore the local area. The ride will include advice and teaching from qualified Bikeability instructors on topics including road position, negotiating junctions, using cycling infrastructure, responding to hazards and group riding.

For more experienced riders and cycling champions. Come and gain some insight into how to lead a group on the road, taking part in a local journey that incorporates more complex junctions and infrastructure. Learn techniques such as ‘buddy riding’ and how to move groups of riders efficiently.

Drop in and experience immersive reality riding that allows people to feel what it’s like to cycle on the road without even going outside. Dr Dan Bishop has been developing immersive cycle training in partnership with The Bikeability Trust for the last couple of years, this is a fantastic opportunity to see this new technology in action. Hosted indoors, room location TBC.