Free adult cycle training sessions in Dewsbury this summer

Build your confidence on the bike with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s CityConnect team

Free adult cycle training sessions are taking place on Tuesday evenings at Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury this summer, as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £60m CityConnect programme aimed at encouraging more people to travel by bike or on foot.

In partnership with training providers BikeRight!, the CityConnect team has been helping more people increase their skills and confidence on the bike with a range of  training sessions at venues across West Yorkshire.

From learning to ride to cycling in traffic and tackling busy junctions, there is a CityConnect training session for everyone.

Learn to ride – for the complete beginner: a step-by-step guide, from getting on and off to bike handling and balance.

Novices – for the new or returning rider: for people who can already ride a bike but who are not very confident.  Pick up the skills and knowledge to go down to the local or take a trip out into the countryside.

Improvers – building confidence on the road: gain the confidence and skills to negotiate cycling in traffic on the road.

One-to-one sessions on a route of your choice: would you like to commute to work by bike but there’s a certain road or roundabout you still find daunting?  You can book a one-to-one session with an instructor on a route of your choice.

Bike maintenance: learn how to carry out basic safety checks, mend a puncture, adjust and replace brake blocks and cables, and adjust gears.  

Upcoming sessions at Crow Nest Park, Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury WF13 2SG

  • Tuesday 13 August, 5pm–7pm – Learn to ride
  • Tuesday 20 August, 5pm–7pm – Learn to ride
  • Tuesday 27 August, 5pm–7pm – Learn to ride
  • Tuesday 3 September, 5pm–7pm – Novices
  • Tuesday 10 September, 5pm–7pm – Novices

Bikes and equipment are provided.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Find out more information and book a space

From route information to free adult cycle training and bike maintenance training, online cycle challenges and support for businesses, find out how CityConnect can help you.

Returning to cycling thanks to CityConnect’s free adult cycle training: Meet Michelle Regan