Free Cycle Training Sessions to Help Adults With Cycling and Confidence

Whether you’re a beginner looking to cycle or get fit, or a regular cyclist wanting to commute more and reduce your carbon footprint, Devon is a fantastic county for cycling. With such a variety of green and blue spaces to explore our beautiful county has something for everyone.

What is Adult Cycling Training?

Working in partnership with Devon County Council, Active Devon is offering free adult cycling training to help you get cycling, improve your skills and gain confidence. The sessions are for adults who live or work in Devon*and all sessions are delivered by qualified cycling instructors, in a safe and supportive environment. Please see below further information on the two different sessions we offer, along with a booking link.

Learn to Ride – Beginner Cycling Training Session

A free one-hour, non-road cycle training session for small groups (one to three people).

For beginners and non-confident riders wanting to improve their bike handling skills and confidence, the session includes:

  • Understanding what is on your bike.
  • Mount, pedal and brake.
  • Steer your bike properly.

Confident Road Cycling – Intermediate Cycling Training Session

A free two-hour, on-road cycle training session for small groups (one to three people).

For more regular cyclists, this session can give you the skills and confidence to cycle safely on the road and will help you to:

  • Make short road journeys safely.
  • Feel more confident cycling among cars and traffic.
  • Ride with other people.

Either session can be booked on-line. Simply select a date and time that suits you.

What to Expect with Your Cycle Training

We’ve put together the short video below to show you what to expect with the adult cycle training. Take a look.

Here is a quote from an Exeter resident who attended a session:

“The instructors are really knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I was able to talk to them about areas that I found difficult or unsure of such as changing gear and they would tailor the session to include this.

“I initially was unsure of accessing the cycling sessions as an adult as I thought that I was too old and would be judged. I was not at all judged and actually felt encouraged and supported. I now cycle twice a week at the very least, have increased confidence and I really enjoy it!”  Exeter Resident


*Excludes Plymouth and Torbay. All participants must be 18 or older.