Learning to ride with confidence

There are a number of cycle trainers/cycle training organisations available in the Birmingham area who can help you get cycling whether you have never ridden a cycle before or whether you are returning to the saddle.  Many offer training to the new National Standards for Cycle Training.   Generally you can use your own cycle or borrow or rent a cycle for your training session.  Sessions generally last one hour or one and a half hours and cost between £15 and £20 per session.  There are often discounts for booking a series of lessons.

The CTC (the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation) publishes details of cycle trainers on their web site.  For more information view the list of West Midlands cycle trainers.


Local cycle trainers include:

John Tozer - Phone 0121 451 1838
John is based in Kings Norton (South Birmingham).  John is a very patient tutor who will take both young and old, whether complete novices or those wanting to improve their road based cycling skills.  He is also able to provide advice on purchasing the right cycle for your needs.  

Andrew Greenall - WorkPlayBike Phone 07877 108 764 or email 

Andrew Greenall (cycle trainer)










Andrew is able to provide training for children and adults, whether for fun, fitness or commuting to work.  He is also able to provide training for the leisure cyclist on the off-road and national cycle routes.  

Andrew also provides cycle maintenance classes and can provide advice and support when you want to buy a bicycle.  If you need help to supply or fit components (e.g. mudguards, racks lights etc) - give Andrew a call.

Dene Stevens - Phone 0121 612 1660 or email

Dene Stevens (cycle trainer)













Dene's team at Sandwell Primary Care Trust is able to provide training for young people, adults and families.  They can provide training for you whether it is for cycling to school, work or to the local shops.  For residents of Sandwell, training is heavily subsidised!   

Stephen Holt at Purrfect Pedalling - Phone 07896 885 726 or email

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Purrfect Pedalling Cycle Training run by cycle instructor Stephen Holt, provides one-to-one cycle training for all ages and at all levels. Stephen specialises in teaching complete beginners and existing cyclists who want to become more confident cycling on the road.  Established in 2006, Purrfect Pedalling provides lessons during the weekday and at weekends in the University area including Selly Oak, Selly Park and Moseley.  Training is also provided in most of South Birmingham, Solihull and the Warwick area.  Beginner lessons are usually held in Cannon Hill Park or at the new cycle circuit in Solihull.  Lessons in basic bike maintenance can also be provided.  Stephen aims to provide a friendly and flexible service and would be happy to discuss any particular needs you may have. 

Andy Fleming at Bike Smart UK - Phone 0772 3327 088 or email

Andy Fleming (cycle trainer from Bike Smart UK)













Started in 2005 and based in the Wolverhampton area, Andy Fleming of Bike Smart UK provides cycle training in the West Midlands and elsewhere in the UK.  He is qualified to provide training both on and off road on a one to one basis or for groups.  He undertakes cycle repairs and servicing on all types of bikes. Bike Smart UK has been appointed as the Midlands Mountain Bike Search and Rescue Centre.


The CTC (the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation) publishes details of cycle trainers on their web site.  For more information view the list of West Midlands cycle trainers.