Get your children cycling safely


Balance Biking – new pilot course!

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£15 for 3 x 30 minute sessions or £3 for a 30 minute taster session

A 3-week course based on learning to ride a balance bike.  The course will assist children to develop their fine and gross motor skills which are needed for the confidence to use a balance bike.  This is a great first step towards learning to ride a pedal bike.

Each 30min session will include games and activities to teach the children to balance, propel, glide, control and stop their bike and will take place on the mini town area right outside the Cycle Hub.

We also offer a single 30 minute taster session for those looking to try it out before committing to the longer course.

Course is for children aged 2 to 4 years, in a small group of up to 5 children.  A parent/carer must be present during each of the session.

Helmets must be worn.  Bring your own balance bike or hire one for £3 per session from the Cycle Hub

The course will be led by a qualified National Standards for Cycle Training instructor, British Cycling Level 2 coach.

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    Watford - Balance Biking Taster - 1 session @30mins
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    2:00 pm 2:30 pmLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
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    Watford - Balance Biking Taster - 1 session @30mins
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    2:00 pm 2:30 pmLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford

Children’s ‘Learn 2 Ride’

£60 for 4 x 45 minute sessions over 4 consecutive days

Children’s Learn 2 Ride will teach your child the fundamental skills of safe cycling, freeing them from their stabilisers and instilling good habits from the outset.

Course is for children aged 4 and over and is usually held in school holidays across 4 days with sessions lasting 45 minutes each.

There is a maximum of 7 places available for each of the courses. In the event of a course being under-subscribed, every effort will be made to still run the course, though we reserve the right to reduce the number of days and/or times as necessary.

Please check your child’s school holiday dates carefully before booking a slot. Not all schools have the same summer holiday dates.

  • July30Tuesday
    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
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    9:15 am 10:00 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
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    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    10:15 am 11:00 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
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    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    11:15 am 12:00 pmLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
  • August06Tuesday
    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    9:15 am 10:00 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
  • August06Tuesday
    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    10:15 am 11:00 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
  • August06Tuesday
    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    11:15 am 12:00 pmLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
  • August20Tuesday
    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    9:15 am 10:00 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
  • August20Tuesday
    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    10:15 am 11:00 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
  • August20Tuesday
    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    11:15 am 12:00 pmLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
  • August20Tuesday
    Leavesden - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
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    12:15 pm 1:00 pmLocation: Leavesden Country Park, College Rd, Abbots Langley, WD5 0GU
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    Leavesden - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    1:15 pm 2:00 pmLocation: Leavesden Country Park, College Rd, Abbots Langley, WD5 0GU
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    Leavesden - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
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    2:15 pm 3:00 pmLocation: Leavesden Country Park, College Rd, Abbots Langley, WD5 0GU
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    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    9:15 am 10:00 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
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    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    10:15 am 11:00 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
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    Watford - Children's Learn 2 Ride - 4 day (@45mins)
    £60.00
    sold out
    11:15 am 12:00 pmLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford

Children’s ‘Fun Skills’

£40 for 2 x 1.5-hour sessions

‘Fun Skills’ is suitable for riders who have recently learnt to ride without stabilisers and younger riders who enjoy cycling, want to develop and improve their skills and have some fun while doing it. Fun skills are a method of introducing riders to basic cycle control using a variety of practices, including:

Follow the leader; Looking behind; Braking; Riding around and between cones; Slow Race; Passing bean bags; Riding with one hand; Negotiating obstacles.

Must be able to start independently and ride unaided continuously for at least 100m.

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    Watford - Children's Fun Skills - 2 day (@90mins)
    £40.00
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    1:00 pm 2:30 pmLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
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    Watford - Children's Fun Skills - 2 day (@90mins)
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    1:00 pm 2:30 pmLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford

Family ‘Fun Skills’

£40pp for 2 x 1.5-hour sessions (minimum booking 1 adult and 1 child £80)

Want to keep up with your children and learn new bike skills together? Then join us for our new Family Fun Skills course.  Through a mixture of activities and games you will develop your skills and confidence in such things as braking, cornering, slow riding, using gears and riding as a group.

To take part in this course adults and children must be able to start independently and ride unaided continuously for at least 100m.  The maximum booking per family is 2 adults and 3 children.  

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Bikeability

£17.50 for Level 1, £27.50 (each) for Levels 2 & 3

This is a course for children that can already ride a bike, (if your child cannot ride a bike without stabilisers please look at Kids ‘Learn 2 Ride’ above or the one-to-one training options).

Children will enjoy learning the skills and developing the confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.

There are three Bikeability levels, with each level designed to help improve their cycling skills, no matter what they know already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees on a journey from the basics of balance and control, all the way through to planning and making a journey by themselves on busier roads.

  • Level 1 is a 1-day course and will help new riders to control their bike before they move on to developing on-road skills at Level 2.
  • Level 2 is a 4-day course* and is usually tackled by children in Years 5 or 6, before they leave primary school.
  • Level 3 is a 3-day course and teaches how to ride in different and more challenging traffic situations and is usually completed by children of secondary school age. To register, participants must have already successfully completed Level 2.

Bikeability Level 1 booking (1-day course) – book below

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    Watford - Bikeability Level 1 - 1 day (@2 hrs)
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    9:30 am 11:30 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
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    Watford - Bikeability Level 1 - 1 day (@2 hrs)
    £17.50
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    9:30 am 11:30 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
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    Leavesden- Bikeability Level 1 - 1 day (@2 hrs)
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    9:30 am 11:30 amLocation: Leavesden Country Park, College Rd, Abbots Langley, WD5 0GU

Bikeability Level 2 booking (4-day course) – book your starting day below

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    Watford - Bikeability Level 2 - 4 day (@2 hrs)
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    9:30 am 11:30 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
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    Watford - Bikeability Level 2 - 4 day (@2 hrs)
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    9:30 am 11:30 amLocation: Watford Cycle Hub, King George V Playing Fields, Watford
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    Leavesden - Bikeability Level 2 - 4 day (@2 hrs)
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    9:30 am 11:30 amLocation: Leavesden Country Park, College Rd, Abbots Langley, WD5 0GU

Bikeability Level 3 booking (3-day course) – book your starting day below

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One-to-one Cycle Training
£50 per hour

If one of our regular courses is too far in the future, fully booked or not at a time that you can make – don’t worry – you have another option. One to one (or one to two if you have a friend that also needs to learn) is available on demand. Having the full attention of our instructor, rather than in a group, will allow us to tailor the content and focus of your training around your individual needs.