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Learn to Ride for adults

Spelthorne Leisure Centre

Spaces available: 2


About the course

Courses are being run as follows:

  • 12:30 - 14:30, Thursday 21st September 2023

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Aim of the training

This training is for you if you are over 18 and can't ride a bike. We will help you through stages of safely getting on and off a bike, braking, steering, getting a good balance and pedalling. Most people are able to achieve these by the end of the course, although it's impossible for us to guarantee it. The training will give you the skills to go on and practice.

Where does the training take place?

It will be in a traffic-free area. Please meet at Spelthorne Leisure Centre.

How long does the training last?

We allocate two hours, allowing for an unhurried pace with rest breaks.

Are you ready?

Before starting the training, you just need to have a bike in working condition. If your bike has stabilsers please remove them before the training.  Please note that a road bike with drop handle bars is not suitable for this training.



Terms and Conditions

 General terms and conditions

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • You must ensure that your bicycle is in a sound condition before attending the training session. The Instructor may refuse to train you if your bicycle is not roadworthy. You will not be entitled to a refund if your training cannot proceed because your bike is not roadworthy.
  • Our Instructors are authorised to make minor adjustments with your consent, such as adjusting saddle height, but they are not cycle mechanics and will not repair your bike for you.
  • You accept that the Instructor may at any time refuse to continue the training if your behaviour is deemed to be unsuitable.  This includes behaviour that endangers anyone’s safety or not following reasonable instructions given by Instructor.

    Use of your personal information

    We collect some personal information when you book. To see how it is used, please read our statement (opens in new window).

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Your details

Your details

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Skills the rider needsyou need before starting the course

Thank you. You have selected Learn to Ride for adults.

This course is for people who cannot ride at all, or who can only do so with stabilisers. If you can already ride a little and want to improve your basic balance and control skills, please consider our "Level 1" course.

If you are booking for someone aged under 18, please select our "Learn to Ride for under-18s" course.

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Your Bike

Please ensure your cycle is in good working order.

Your cycle 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).


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