Cycle Training for teens and their parents

Cycle Training for teens and parents

Knaphill Library

Spaces available: 2


About the course

Courses are being run as follows:

  • 13:30 - 15:30, Tuesday 24th October 2023

Please follow the screens to book.

Course Description

This is a cycle training course specifically targeted at teenagers and their parents/carers who want to cycle in town centres and urban areas. 

The course will begin with an update to the Highway Code and how it is relevant for cyclists. Following this, riders will be coached by Surrey County Council Cycling Instructors on the four core functions that underpin cycle training:
•    Observation
•    Communication
•    Positioning
•    Understanding Priorities

Surrey County Council Cycling Instructors are training to the National Standard .

The course will take riders through the local town centre traffic system with instructors coaching riders on best practice and safe cycling skills when on out on their bikes. The format of the course may alter according to the skills and requirements of the riders.

The instruction will consist of demonstrations, conversations and coaching. 

Where does the training take place?
The training will take place within a dynamically risk-assessed training area. 

Course logistics
The course will last for approx. two hours. This course is aimed at families, therefore any riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

What should I bring?
Please bring a water bottle. We recommend wearing high visibility clothing appropriate for the weather and a cycling helmet.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please look at our FAQ page if you have any questions, or email us on


Terms and Conditions

Important Information before you book 

Are you aged under 18?
Your parent/carer will need to book both of you onto the course.

General terms and conditions

  • Cycles must be in good working order. The Instructor will not be able to train anyone on a cycle that is unsafe.
  • Our Instructors are authorised to make minor adjustments to your cycle with the rider's consent, such as adjusting saddle height, but they are not cycle mechanics and will not repair bikes.
  • You accept that the Instructor may at any time refuse to continue training a rider whose behaviour is deemed to be unsuitable.  
  • You will not be entitled to a refund if you do not attend a training session you have booked. Refunds will be considered for individual circumstances.
  • Personal information you supply is confidential and we will not disclose it to any other organisation. Please read our privacy statement
Please tick all the following before continuing:

Your details

Your details

Contact details of person making the booking. (* denotes required field)


You will have the option to add more participantstrainees before you pay. If you are making the booking and want to be a participanttrainee, please also add yourself.
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Skills the rider needsyou need before starting the course

All riders should be able to ride a bike competently and confident with the following skills:

  • looking behind without losing control
  • taking one hand off the handlebar without losing control (unless riding the type of adapted bike that means that it is not necessary for signalling)

We recommend that teens have completed the Bikeability Level 2, though it is not a pre-requisite. 

Please tick the box before continuing:

Your/your child's cycle

Please ensure your/your child's cycle is in good working order.

Cycles must be roadworthy.  Could you check it before the training, please.

The ABC check (external link, opens in a new window) is the quickest check, and the M check (external link, opens in new window) is more thorough. BMX bikes must have both brakes fitted.

Our Instructors are authorised to make minor adjustments, with your consent, such as adjusting saddle height, but they are not cycle mechanics.


Please check your helmet is correctly fitted.

British law does not compel cyclists of any age to wear helmets but rule 59 of the Highway Code states: 'You should wear a cycle helmet that conforms to current regulations, is the correct size and securely fastened. Evidence suggests that a correctly fitted helmet will reduce your risk of sustaining a head injury in certain circumstances.'

We recommend that you wear a helmet that is correctly fitted (external link, opens in a new window).


Emergency Contact

Any other information

Any other information e.g. cycling experience, expectations of the course, SEND or medical information

Please let us know if there is anything else you feel it would be useful for the instructors to know e.g.

  • previous cycling experience
  • what you would like to learn on the course (this won't be guaranteed if it isn't possible in the timeframe or location)
  • if you have any needs/adapted cycles/ SEN that would be useful for the instructors to be aware of in advance
  • any medical information the instructors need to know.


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