Essential Cycling Skills
New to cycling? Want to improve your cycle confidence and skills? Not sure how to navigate on cycling infrastructure?
If any of these apply, Bike Town can help!
We offer free training and support to anyone living/working in Rutherglen/Cambuslang keen on improving their cycling skills and building confidence. We offer three sessions depending on level of ability and experience:
1. Complete Beginner
This session is for people who have always wanted to cycle, but never had the chance. Our instructors will help you develop balance on two wheels before introducing pedalling. The module lasts roughly 1 hour.
2. Introduction to On-Road
This session is for anyone who enjoys cycling on paths but is nervous about going on road. Our instructors will introduce you to on-road cycling in a range of quiet locations and simple road layouts. The module lasts roughly 2.5 hours.
3. Advanced On-Road
This session is for people preparing to ride on busier roads. Our instructors will cover more complex junctions, route planning, and provide tips on roadside repairs. This module lasts roughly 2.5 hours.
You can check what’s sessions are coming up and book a spot on Healthy n Happy’s What’s On Programme page.
Ride Leader Training
Experienced cyclists who are interested in helping others become confident cyclists are invited to take part in our Ride Leader Training.
Completing this will qualify the individual to take adults and families out on our various Guided Rides. Spend a few hours of your day taking a group of cyclists at various levels through scenic cycle routes, pass on your cycling know how and have a warm drink in the middle. What could be better?
The course is one day long and teaches participants how to navigate the roads safely whilst making sure the group is safe.
Become a Cycling Ambassador and be in a position to lend a helping hand to a fellow cyclist. Do you regularly commute by bicycle? Offer mechanical assistance to cyclists in need or wish you had the skills to be able to do this?
Our Cycling Ambassadors will be trained and supported to promote cycling and provide help when needed. Plus, in return for their fantastic efforts these guardians of cyclists will receive:
- FREE bicycle maintenance training
- FREE bicycle tools and sapres
- FREE Cycle Ambassador Hi Viz
- A warm glow when you help out a fellow cyclist