CYCLISTS eager to hit the road have been encouraged to book tailored courses to build up confidence on the saddle.

Brighton and Hove City Council is encouraging adults to take advantage of the support it offers to wannabe cyclists in the city.

Adult Cycle Training courses, starting from £15, can help anyone, from complete beginners looking to take up cycling for the first time, to experienced cyclists who want to brush up on their skills.

Courses are designed to develop cycling skills and to help people feel confident and comfortable on their bikes.

Councillor Steve Davis, co-chairman of the environment, transport and sustainability committee said: “These courses are a great way of getting yourself back in the saddle and building up your cycling skills and confidence.”

“It’s never too late to take up cycling or to get the old bike out of the garage. The physical and mental health benefits are fantastic, not to mention the environmental ones.”

“Cycling is a great way to get around and explore the city and I really do hope that people take advantage of our Adult Cycle Training courses.”

“80% of car journeys in this city are under two miles and here we have a great opportunity to reduce this figure”

What’s on offer

  • 1:2:1 training course £40: lasts for 2 hours and can be booked at a mutually convenient time and location.
  • Learn to Ride £15: For those new to cycling or returning to cycling after a long time out the saddle.
  • Beginner training - Level 1 £20: For those looking to sharpen their skills.
  • Intermediate training - Level 2 £35: For those wanting to learn to cycle on local roads.
  • Experienced training - Level 3 £40: For adults wanting to learn how to cycle on busy city roads and junctions.

Priority will be given to learners with qualifications below Level 2, on means-tested benefits, or a low income.

If you feel you may be eligible for training, please email