Cycle instructor training

Cycle instructor training from the UK's leading provider

From toddlers to OAPs, nearly everyone loves to cycle; however most people can give reasons why they don’t do it more regularly.

This is where National Standards accredited cycling instructors can make a difference. From teaching groups of school children to enhancing cycling skills amongst existing adult cyclists the role of a qualified cycle instructor is key to developing cycling locally and supporting national strategy on active lifestyles.

BikeRight! has been training cyclists for 10 years and was the first accredited cycle instructor training centre in the UK. We have trained over 2000 people as National Standards cycle instructors, who are now themselves delivering quality cycle training and enjoying the benefits that this brings.

Like the old cycling proficiency test?

Not exactly! Think of a new and improved, more dynamic, outcome-based cycle training course. The new National Standards cycle training aims to equip people with the skills to cycle confidently, competently and consistently in a wide range of conditions to suit their needs.

Typically our cycle instructor courses last for 4 days and adhere to all the recommendations and principles of the National Standard for cycle training. We deliver courses at our Manchester base or can provide training for groups anywhere across the UK or Worldwide.


The pathway to becoming a cycling instructor:

Attend 4 day National Standard instructor course.


Gain a Provisional pass – you will get this if you pass the above course.
Begin teaching – you can teach on your ‘provisional pass’ for a maximum of 6 months.
Get experience - you can do this by teaching the National Standard to children, friends or family
Arrange Post Course Assessment - As your ‘provisional pass’ is coming to its end you should apply to BikeRight! for a Post Course Assessment by filling in the application form
Be Post Course Assessed – Arrangements will be made and the assessment will take place.    
Gain Full accreditation - At the end of the session we will inform you whether you have achieved Full accreditation
Certification – Upon full accreditation you will receive a letter of confirmation and a certificate from BikeRight!

Further links:

National Standards Instructor Training courses

Assistant Instructor Training courses

Delivery courses

Scheme management courses

Group control courses



Why choose BikeRight!

As a responsible individual or organisation you should make sure that any training provider has the knowledge, back-up and proven track record to deliver courses in a safe, professional and progressive way. BikeRight! have trained more cycling instructors in the UK than any other organisation, and we have the knowhow, the experience and an unquestionable reputation for quality that few can match.

Instructor trainer with trainees

We receive excellent feedback from all our courses and offer continued ongoing support to everyone we have trained. All BikeRight! instructors are regularly monitored to ensure our high standards are maintained. We run post course assessments, mentoring and offer top-up training for existing instructors.