Cycle with Confidence

Get ready for cycling to university with the resources below. A little know-how and the right skills will give you the confidence to navigate local streets, cycle paths and campus roads.  There are three courses for UoB staff and students this year. These are led by a qualified instructor and held in enviroments appropriate to the level of the course. 

Email sustainabletravel@contacts.bham.ac.uk to register interest for place on a course. Participants must attend all course dates an; tere is a small booking fee to ensure good attendance. 

Cycling Skills Classes in 2024

Course 1

Content: Everyday Bike Skills + Advanced Bike Skills

Dates: Weds 24 April, Weds 1 May, Weds 8 May 

Course 2

Content: Basic Bike Skills + Everyday Bike Skills

Dates: Weds 15 May, Weds 22 May, Weds 29 May 

Course 3

Content: Learn to Ride + Basic Bike Skills

Dates: Tues 11 June, Weds 12 June, Weds 18 June, Weds 19 June

Content Guide 

 

Learn to Ride 

Basic Bike Skills 

Everyday Bike Skills 

Advanced Bike Skills 

Who is it for? 

Total beginners! 

Riders who can pedal a bike (even if they have not done so recently) 

Riders who can handle a bike well 

Riders who can ride confidently on quieter roads 

Where is it held? 

Off-road environment 

 

Off-road environment 

Quiet roads on and off campus 

Busier roads close to campus and cycling infrastructure 

What will I learn? 

How to pedal a bike 

Bike handling skills essential for riding on the road 

How to use simple road and junction layouts and respond to common situations when cycling on roads 

How to use more complex road layouts and junctions in busier riding situations  

Video Guides

The best place to start is with these videos from British Cycling, which show you how to position yourself on the roads, use roundabouts, filter in traffic, check your bike and more.

 

 

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