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FREE Cycle Skills Sessions available across Liverpool City Region

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has a number of FREE adult cycle skills sessions available across the area running until March 2024. Funded by the Capability and Ambition Fund, these sessions are aimed at all levels of cyclist, from the complete beginner to the more experienced rider.

From simple maintenance sessions to help you gain the basic skills to maintain your bike, to guided cycle rides at various levels to help you gain more confidence whilst on two wheels.

All sessions will be delivered informally by community cycle groups. For more information on sessions available and details on how to book, please contact the individual groups listed below:


Bicycle Revival

We are running beginner rides on a Wednesday evening from Chi Community Café depending on demand, and both beginner and intermediate level rides every Sunday morning from Chi Community café at Phoenix Park, Runcorn, from 09:30. Both are aimed to help riders gain on-road confidence in a safe environment.

We have a small number of bikes available to borrow free of charge if required. Bike donations also welcome.

We are also looking to start a Ladies only group if there is enough demand.

All events will be posted on Bicycle Revival Facebook page and via SPOND app. Bicycle Revival group code TCMPC or phone Leham on 07801231720.

Chi Community Café address: - Phoenix Park Ave, Castlefields, Runcorn WA7 2LW



We will be offering four bike maintenance training sessions as follows from our site at Court Hey Park, Knowsley:

Puncture repair, M check and ABC, realistic maintenance of your brakes and gears and how to use your gears to get the most out of your bike For more information visit or phone Barry The Bike Mechanic 07738 114243


Cycle of Life

We will run:-

‘Learn to Ride’ cycle sessions

Pre-ride cycle maintenance sessions – to also incorporate basic route planning and simple on-road cycle skills

For more information and to book a place, please telephone 0151 245 3910 or email [email protected]

See our Facebook page at:-

Or visit us at: Kuumba Imani Centre, 4 Princes Road, L8 1TH


Peloton Liverpool

We will be offering a range of led rides for all abilities and get to know your bike/simple bike maintenance sessions to give you more confidence cycling.

For more information please visit



Email: [email protected]




Aigburth Community Cycle Club

We are running the following:

Cycle Rides: 3-8 mile rides suitable for anyone who wants to gain confidence on a bike whilst exploring Liverpool’s green spaces. These will be mainly traffic free with short sections on quiet roads. Rides start from Greenbank Lane L17 1AG.

Cycle Skills sessions – Traffic free sessions for anyone who hasn’t been on a bike for a while and Quiet Roads sessions for anyone who wants to build confidence cycling on the road. Sessions start at Greenbank Lane L17 1AG.

Cycle Maintenance – Learn how different parts of a bike work, how to maintain your bike in good working order, how to change an inner tube and how to adjust brakes & gears. No prior experience needed. First session is at Lark Lane Community Centre L17 8UU on Sat 28 Oct @ 9am – 1pm.

For more information email Helen at [email protected] or visit our Facebook page.

SPOND group code: GSDOY



We will offering a mixture of different ability led rides and bike maintenance sessions from our Café in Ainsdale MeCycle. For more information:

Visit us: 59 Station Road, Ainsdale, PR8 3HH

Call us: 01704 579 353 or email: [email protected]

St Helens

Bike Shed/ Our Warm Welcome” 

St. Helens Parish Church, Church St, Saint Helens, WA10 1AF

Run as part of a project to support local asylum seekers, our sessions are open to all. We will be offering a range of simple guided rides around Taylor Park and Sankey Valley Park, and also basic bike maintenance sessions, both to aid proficiency and confidence.

For further sessions and more information on how to book a place email [email protected]


Energise Cycles

We are delivering led rides and maintenance sessions aimed at all levels including beginners. We are also offering Learn to Ride sessions for people who cannot ride or want to develop more confidence. We will deliver from our own workshop on Tower Road in Birkenhead (CH41 1BP). Our workshop is here for maintenance sessions and we use the car park for skills sessions. We lead our rides from here, they are solely on cycle paths or on the prom.

Visit our website:

Telephone: 07913 948130

Email: [email protected]


Quick Cycling Tips

Practical advice on how to make the most of your next bike ride, wherever that is.

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Pump your tyres up

It’s the difference between feeling like you’re riding through treacle or feeling like a Tour De France champion! Getting hold of a ‘track pump’ with a gauge and keep your tyres pumped up to the right P.S.I (it’s the small number printed on your tyre).

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Adjust your saddle for your height

When you are peddling you want your legs to be just about straight when the peddle is at the bottom of each turn. When you are standing in a stop position you should be just on your tip toes - that means you’ll be using the power of your whole leg and will go further with less effort.

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Make sure you have lights and a bell

It’s the law that your bike must be fitted with a bell. One single ring is enough to let anyone know you’re behind them. And always keep your bike lights with you, day or night. If you can find rechargeable lights then you’ll save money on batteries too.

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Dress for the weather

Fork out for the best waterproof you can afford, and make sure it’s lightweight so it’s easy to pack. Keep your body dry and everything else is fine, whatever the weather.

More Help and Advice

National cycling charity Sustrans’ Get Active site has guides available on a variety of subjects – from route planning to maintenance to choosing the right kind of bike for you.