Children's Cycle Skills

Children’s cycle skills sessions at the Family Cycling Centre

The Bristol Family Cycling Centre in Hengrove is running a course of cycling skills sessions for children aged 7 to 12 who can already ride, led by British Cycling-qualified coaches. This is in addition to the range of learn-to-ride, disability-friendly and family sessions that take place at the Centre.

The course uses fun games to improve bike handling skills. It is great for those wishing to get more confident on their bike ready for independent riding on the roads as well as would-be racers.

Children will work in two groups, based on cycling experience. Example exercises for Group 1 include weaving through cones, practising cornering, cycling in an ever-smaller space and slow races. Group 2 will do similar games but with more confidence/speed. They may also practise passing things to each other while riding, riding while holding each other's shoulders, drafting and close riding, sprint starts etc. The sessions may also include some fun, handicapped races.

The sessions are run on our traffic-free track and paths. Children can bring their own bike or use one of the Centre’s.

The course runs on Saturday mornings (February 3;10;17 and March 3;10;24) from 9am to 10am. It costs £30 (£15 for children eligible for free school meals).

Please book a place via Eventbrite. More information and links for booking are on our website and Facebook page

Do get in touch if you have any questions.

Bristol Family Cycling Centre


BS14 0FE

01275 832800