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Cycling in Hounslow

Adult Cycle Training & Dr Bikes sessions

UPDATE: Based on the Government’s latest advice and guidance on the developing situation around COVID-19, London Borough of Hounslow will be running 1 to 1 adult cycle training as of 26.05.2020 and family cycle training as of 29.10.20. 

Based on the Government’s latest guidance for COVID-19, riders and instructors must adhere to the following to ensure safety:

  • Only attend training if you and the people in your household are symptom free for 14 days
  • Will follow a social distance of 2 meters at all times, avoid all physical contact and wear PPE gloves and masks
  • Use hand sanitiser at the start and end of the session
  • All equipment will be sterilised before and after every session/rider.

1 to 1 Adult Cycle Training 

Whether you’re a complete beginner who feels nervous of going on roads safely, or a regular cyclist who’s looking to brush up on advanced skills, our qualified instructors will tailor the cycle training session to suit you. Sessions can also include planning and riding a safe route to work/school.

  • Up to 2 x free 2-hour sessions. 
  • Available to those who live, work or study in Hounslow.
  • You must be 16 years of age or above.
  • Session delivered on a 1 rider to 1 instructor ratio.
  • Refundable booking charge of a £5 deposit.

Book a Training Online here 

Family Cycle Skills 

Learn the skills and build confidence to cycle as a family at our family cycle skills course at Hanworth Park. Our qualified instructors will teach you and your children how to cycle together. Training is suitable for beginners to regular cyclists looking to brush up on skills. Adult and children's bikes can be borrowed if needed. 

  • Free 2 hour session including setting up time.
  • Available to those who live, work or study in Hounslow.
  • Riders must be 4 years of age and above. Children under 16 years must be accompanied.
  • Entrance by Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre & Library, TW13 5EG

Due to Covid-19 protocal we are running the sessions below with a cap of x 5 family / household members per session:

  • Off Road Cycle Training 1:5   ( x 1 Instructor : 5 Cyclists) Hanworth Park only.
    We are unable to do on road training for groups at 4 or more cyclists.
  • On Road Cycling Training 1:3 ( x 1 Instructor : 3 Cyclists)
    If safe to do so the instructor will do some on road training.

Book a Training Online here 

Bikes - Riders are encouraged to use their own bikes and helmets however, bikes and helmets are available to borrow at no cost from Lampton Park Cycling Hub or Hanworth Cycling Hub.

Complete Beginners - Please note, if riders are unable to progress without support, the instructors may need to end the session and reschedule at a different time.

Alternatively, email enquiries@bikeworks.org.uk or call on 0208 980 7998.  
 

Free Dr. Bike sessions

UPDATE: From 06/06/2020 Dr Bike sessions will return in open outdoor areas following strict social distancing rules and cleaning procedures. 

Mechanics will be able to check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears to racks, pedals and saddles. All mechanics have a wealth of cycling knowledge and will fix any minor adjustments necessary. For any major adjustments they cannot fix, they will advise riders what needs to be done. 

The following rules apply:

  • Sessions will strictly adhere to social distancing rules
  • Dr Bike will take place in an outdoor space with enough room for queuing and passing 
  • Mechanics will wear PPE, sterilise before & after each cycle service and sterilise the parts of the cycle they touch
  • There is no need to book, just turn up in good time and queue

October 2020 Schedule: 

Location

Date and time

Osterley Park, Isleworth
Jersey Road,
TW7 4RB

Saturday 3 October
10am-12pm

Chiswick Common, Chiswick
Near Turnham Green Terrace
W4 1QN

Saturday 10 October
10am-12pm

Lampton Park, Hounslow
At the Cycling Hub, Bulstrode Avenue entrance
TW3 4LD

Saturday 17 October
10am-12pm

Inwood Park, Hounslow
Inwood Road,
TW3 1XG

Saturday 17 October
2-4pm

Ludlow Park, Feltham
Ludlow Road, off Sunbury Road
TW13 7JF

Wednesday 28 October
(During Half Term)
10am-2pm

Bedfont Green, Feltham
Staines Road
TW14 8JR

Thursday 29 October
(During Half Term)
10am-2pm

Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre & Library
At the Cycling Hub in Car Park
Uxbridge Rd, TW13 5EG

Saturday 31 October
12-4pm

Alternativley, email enquiries@bikeworks.org.uk or call on 0208 980 7998.View upcoming Dr Bikes here

Free Online Cycle Skills Course

TfL's online course is available for all abilities. So, whether you're a new or regular cyclist, you can improve your skills.

Improve your basic skills to feel more confident. In the course, you'll learn:

  1. Tips to get you and your cycle prepared for the road
  2. How to start cycling on the road safely and responsibly
  3. Tips to brush up on your cycling skills
  4. How to cycle in a group with children

Take the online course

Contact us

Road Safety Team
Transport Planning, Road Safety & Environmental Strategy
London Borough of Hounslow
Hounslow House
7 Bath Road
Hounslow
Middlesex
TW3 3EB

Email: cycling@hounslow.gov.uk 

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