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The aim of our cycle training is to promote cycling as a form of transport and to get more people cycling more safely, more often.

If you are starting to cycle for the first time, or returning to cycling after a gap, a great way to improve skills and gain confidence is to undertake cycle training.

Dudley's cycle training scheme is delivered by a team of instructors. It is based on the National Standards for Cycle Training (Bikeability). These standards fall into three levels:


  • Level 1 – bike handling skills in a controlled environment away from roads
  • Level 2 – skills and understanding to make a trip on quiet roads
  • Level 3 – make a trip on busy roads, using complex junctions

Training takes place in schools, colleges, and we can also cater for individuals and family groups. Our courses for children are all Bikeability accredited – the national cycling award for young people.

Classroom presentations & resources

A range of cycle safety and cycle promotion classroom presentations are available.

Primary Schools

All primary school training is provided free of charge. Schools are contacted to invite them to register. Training normally takes place in Year 3 and Year 5.

To take part, pupils will need a suitable bicycle and be ready to learn the outcomes for the course they are joining.

Courses Available

  • Learn to ride

  • Bikeability Level 1, 2 and 3

  • Support rider

  • Bespoke sessions for cyclists with specific needs

Personalised training for families & individuals

Training is delivered one-to -one or to small groups (e.g. families) and the length / content is tailored to level and needs of trainee(s). We can cater for everyone from a beginner who has never ridden a bike, through to an experienced cyclists looking to gain advanced skills and techniques for dealing with traffic.

Times and locations to suit the trainee(s). Training is subsidised, however there is a cost for trainees. Some colleges and employers will fund cycle training.

Saturday Cycle Training and Rides

More information on rides and training taking part on a Saturday can be found in the related document at the end of the page.

Further Information

More information for schools planning to host courses can be found in the related documents at the end of the page.

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Contact Details

  • Name Road Safety and Travel Awareness, Economic Regeneration
  • Address Directorate of the Urban Environment, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1HL
  • Telephone 01384 815433
  • Opening Hours Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.00 pm, Please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays