Learn to Ride

Don't know how to ride a bike? You're not alone.

You would be amazed how many people who have never cycled at any point in their lives, want to cycle now. Join the hundred's we've helped to cycle.

At the moment we're still organising most of our learn-to-ride sessions, but you can join us at our 10:00am session ahead of Women Time rides in Chelmsford.

How long will it take?

We go at your pace, and it's never rushed. We assess your needs within five minutes and work out a plan to get you started. Everybody learns at different rates. Some get cycling on their first session. For some it can take a few weeks, but most fall in-between, getting the hang of it within three or four hour-long sessions.

What do I need?

The only thing you need is yourself. we know how much it takes to turn up for a session. We do the rest. Bring yourself, and we aim to give you a smile!

Our Top Tips:

  • Wear suitable clothing (not lycra!). We recommend clothing for being outdoors, including layers (depending on the temperature) and a rain jacket (in case of showers), whilst we are out. We never make people cycle in poor weather, because the last thing we want is for you to be miserable :(.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, but try to avoid long-handing clothes that could get caught in bike wheels, or the chain, such as flared trousers. We also recommend comfortable, relatively flat shoes that don't slip off.
  • Bring a drink & light snack, because cycling can be tiring, especially when you start, and we make sure you have plenty of time for a breather and snack during the session.
  • You can use our bikes, but your bike is welcome, and you can always bring it along, but make sure it is in a road-worthy condition. We won't have time to conduct and significant bike maintenance at sessions, but we will check bikes over.


If you want to find out more, or you have any questions about our cycle groups or rides, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (+44 (0)7474 147 584), by email ([email protected]) or through our contact us form, and we'll be in touch as quickly as possible.