Cycle Training for Children

Learning to ride in the community


Our Half Term holiday children's Beginners Learn to Ride lessons are now open for booking. Sessions are available in Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield. We are fortunate in being able to provide these sessions for free, but please only book in for one session.


For non-riders aged 5 years and above.

Carr Manor Community School(Secondary Phase)

Monday 30th May

Times: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12:30pm & 13:45pm

Half term holiday Learn to Ride sessions


For non-riders aged 5 years and above.

Forge Valley School

Wedsneday 1st June

Times: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12:30pm & 13:45pm


For non-riders aged 5 years and above.

Thornes Park (Athletics track)

Tuesday 31st May

Times: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12:30pm & 13:45pm

There is also a Dr Bike Event at Thornes Park on Tuesday 31st May.

For more information and to book your slot:

Sessions are free and bikes will be provided. 

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Our Beginners Learn to Ride sessions are fun, relaxed lessons for children who'd like to learn how to ride their bike without stabilisers. This session is for those who can't ride at all or who are still very wobbly when trying to ride without support.

Open to ages 5 years and upwards, group sizes will be kept small, so everyone gets the maximum benefit from the session. (Please be aware though, there will be up to a maximum of 3 children per instructor, these aren't one to one lessons).

You can bring along your child's pedal bike (without stabilisers), but helmets, balance bikes and lots of spare bikes will be available for all to use. 

It's up to you whether you stay at the session or not. From past experience however, we find that children tend to make much better progress when parents don't stay.

Cost: Free

Session length: 1 hour

A few days before the event, you will receive an information email with all the details you'll need for the day. Please feel free to contact us in the meantime with any questions -

All Cycle North sessions are led by our fully qualified and experienced National Standards cycling instructors.

"Please can you pass on our thanks to the guys who took the ride a bike training at Carr Manor over half term? They were patient, encouraging and so positive, that my daughter was riding by the end of the session".

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for my son's learn to ride session yesterday. He came back from his lesson full of confidence and we have spent all weekend cycling in the park. He absolutely loves it!".

"I was blown away by how quickly my daughter got riding! She's always struggled with her balancing, so the balance bikes really helped. The look of pride on her face at the end was lovely. Huge thanks to your fantastic instructor team!"


Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase)

Carr Manor Road


LS17 5DJ

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The Outdoor Athletics Track

Thornes Park

Horbury Road



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Bikeability for Families in Leeds

Free cycle training is available to family groups of between 2 and 6 people, adults and children. This session can start from your home, or somewhere else if you prefer, you can pick the date and time.

The level of the training, and the skills taught, will be bespoke to your family. If the parents need help keeping up with the kids riding in the park, or if you are planning a big trip and you need the whole family to be confident in traffic, this project could be for you. 


(Due to funding conditions this is only in available in Leeds)