Free cycling skills tuition in the West Midlands

Get fit, stay safe and give your confidence a boost with our funded cycling skills courses worth over £150 per person.

If you don’t cycle and want to learn the right skills, are returning to cycling or want to enhance your riding then this FREE training could be just up your street. We offer:

  • Courses for absolute beginners through to experienced riders
  • Free bikes and helmets during the training
  • A friendly informal approach

During your cycle training you will:

  • Learn skills to cycle safely
  • Learn about road positioning and how to be seen by traffic
  • Get tips for cycling at night-time or in bad weather
  • Learn all about cycle safety, clothing and other equipment
  • Gain knowledge from cycling professionals
Free cycle training courses are available in Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country - use the course selector below to see what dates and courses are offered where you live, work or study. Please only book one lesson at a time as we don't know how quickly you will progress through levels. Fully booked courses do not show so if you can't see a course that you are expecting to be available, it is probably fully booked.

You must be 16 years or older and live, work or study in Birmingham Solihull, Coventry, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley or Sandwell council areas to be eligible for these courses. For key terms and conditions please click here

Big Birmingham Bikes?

If you are coming on a course as part of getting your free bike from Big Birmingham Bikes, you must select 'other' in the 'How did you hear about us?' dropdown list and enter BBB and your leisure card number into the info box provided on the booking form.

If you do not do this, receipt of your free bike may be delayed. For more information on Big Birmingham Bikes, click here

We are no longer doing cycling training in Northfield or Solihull.
For lessons in Northfield please contact Cycle South Brum:
For lessons in Solihull, please contact Sustrans West Midlands:

South Solihull:

North Solihull:

Advanced Level 3 courses and Journey Accompaniment

As well as providing Advanced Level 3 cycle training, a BikeRight! instructor can ride with you to help deal with all types of road conditions and more challenging traffic situations. This will develop competence to ride independently and make a trip safely to work or elsewhere on any roads. You will be able to deal with hazards, make ‘on-the-move’ risk assessments, interpret road signs and use complex junctions and road features such as roundabouts, multi-lane roads and traffic lights.

If you want to request a one-to-one Advanced course  or want to book a Journey Accompaniment on a route specific to you then click here and fill in our course request form

Training venues



Birmingham and Solihull

BikeRight! office
Unit 5, Birmingham One Business Park
Clement Street, Birmingham B1 2SL

Handsworth Leisure Centre
Holly Road
B20 2BY

Calthorpe Park
Calthorpe Park
Edward Road/Cheddar Lane
Balsall Heath
B12 9LY

Small Heath Park
Multi Use Games Area. 
Meet at the Khidmat Centre 
2a Heather Road
Small Heath
B10 9TE

The Black Country

East Park, Wolverhampton
Hickman Avenue

Wordsley School
Brierley Hill Rd 
Stourbridge, DY8 5SP

Sandwell Council Car Park
Off West Bromwich Street

Palfrey Sure Start Centre
25 South St
Walsall, WS1 4HE


Moat House Leisure Centre
Winston Avenue,
Coventry CV2 1DX

Xcel Leisure Centre
Mitchell Avenue, 
Coventry, CV4 8DY

Alan Higgs Leisure Centre
Allard Way
Coventry, CV3 1HW

"Learning to ride a bike at 62 and not made to feel stupid. Great."

"As someone who is just returning to cycling I feel a great deal safer and more confident on the roads as a result."

"Very empowering and very enjoyable."

"After over 30 years riding I thought I knew how to ride. How wrong I was. Thanks for making my riding much safer."

Cycle tuition overview - what course is best for you...

Learn to Ride

Do you consider yourself to be a complete beginner?

You may be among the many that never learnt to ride as a child or you may have recently uncovered a new desire to learn. Our sessions are run by experienced instructors who will guide you step by step, from getting on and off your bike to making the bike go where you want, while continuously working on your balance.

Level 1 for Novices

Have you recently learnt how to ride a bike or are you returning to cycling after a long break?

A Level 1 course is for those who can ride a bike but are not very confident about their cycling abilities. Level 1 course is delivered in a safe traffic free environment. Pick up the skills and knowledge you need to go down to the local park, or to take a trip out into the countryside. You may also one day wish to cycle to work; we can help you work towards this too.

Level 2 for Improvers

Do today's road look like a no go area for you and your two wheels?

Whether you've been cycling for a while or returning to cycling, today’s roads may seem daunting. Level 2 will help you boost your confidence, skills and cycling techniques for today’s traffic. This training is delivered on quiet roads with some traffic, where you will have the opportunity to practice the theory of on road cycling.

Level 3 for Advanced riders

Would you like to try that commute to work, is there a certain road or roundabout you still find daunting?

Level 3 is delivered as a 1-1, our instructor can come to you and ride your route with you, where they can show you how to tackle busy roads and junctions with ease and confidence. You may have been cycling and using the roads for years but there is always something new to learn to hone your skills.

If you want to request a one-to-one Advanced course on a route specific to you or want to book a Journey Accompaniment then click here and fill in our course request form


To be eligible for FREE training sessions you need to live, work or study in certain areas in the West Midlands metropolitan area and be aged over 16.

Birmingham office contact details:

If you experience any problems booking a course or want more information about our services please contact us.

BikeRight! Ltd
Unit 5
Birmingham One Business Park
Clement Street 
B1 2SL
Tel 0121 200 2266