At CycleFox we believe that learning how to ride a bicycle is something that all children should be able to do. Private cycling lessons for children can help with:

  • Children, who for all sorts of different reasons, have never learnt how to ride a bicycle.
  • Children who are not able to move beyond the stabilizer / balance bike stage.
  • Children who can ride but don’t have very much control of the bicycle.
  • Children who can cycle but now need some additional instruction to cycle safely on the roads.

 

Why use a cycling instructor?

A qualified cycling instructor can often get children cycling pretty quickly, some of the advantages of cycling lessons are:

  • Professionally qualified cycling instructors know how to teach the specific techniques to enable your child to learn how to cycle quickly.
  • Sometimes it helps to ask someone independent to help teach your child to cycle, it can avoid that parent / child frustration that can sometimes creep in to these situations (I can remember this well when my Dad tried to teach me how to drive!).
  • Private cycling lessons for children should follow the national standard framework of outcomes – this basically means that your child is taught a range of different skills in a progressive way that enables your child to gain effective control of their bicycle. Really good control skills enables children to be much more confident when cycling and, crucially, effective control helps keep them safe.
  • A qualified cycling instructor will be able to give you a qualified opinion over whether your child is ready for cycling out on the road – this can help with reaching decisions over the journeys you allow your children to cycle.

 

Want to book a private cycling lessons?

Our friends at Popcycle deliver private cycling lessons at a range of locations in London. You can also access free equipment rental with a CycleFox membership.

Teach your own child how to cycle

If you’d rather teach your own child to cycle, or don’t have a cycling instructor near to where you live, then we’ve created an online course.  Produced by professionally qualified cycling instructors, we’ll teach you step by step how to get your children cycling safely and confidently.

To find out more, visit our teach your child to cycle page.

 

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  • Charlie Moore On

    Hi, are there any instructors that work in the Maidstone Kent area? I am desperate to get some private lessons for my 7 year old! Thanks

  • Mrs Kavita Chellaram On

    I live near Hyde Park , and want lessons for my 6 year old grandson from tomorrow until 28th June

  • Tasha On

    I’m looking for a learn how to ride a bike class for my 9yrs old daughter in New Orleans, La. ASAP

    • Sylvia.CycleFox On

      We are based in the UK so not too sure how it works over in the US! Sorry.

  • Medine Ciftepala On

    I’m looking for a cycling instructions they are 9 and 6 years old in the Edmonton /London

    • Sylvia.CycleFox On

      Thank you for your comment. See if your local council offer lessons here: https://bikeability.org.uk/ Sometimes they also organise sessions through schools.

  • Medine Ciftepala On

    I want to lessons ride bike for my children. Could you give me some information,please?

    • Sylvia.CycleFox On

      Thank you for your comment. Have you checked with https://bikeability.org.uk/ they offer sessions for children via councils and sometimes schools.

  • Emma On

    I am looking for a cycling instructor for my 8 year old son in Swiss Cottage. Thanks

    • Sylvia.CycleFox On

      Thank you for your comment. Have you checked with https://bikeability.org.uk/ they offer sessions for children via councils and sometimes schools.

  • James Gilzean On

    Hello looking for an instructor to teach my 6 and 8 year old to ride a bike in or around Loughton Essex. Thanks

    • Sylvia.CycleFox On

      Thank you for your comment. Have you checked with https://bikeability.org.uk/? they offer sessions for children via councils and also sometimes via schools.

  • Lorna Luck On

    I am looking for a cycling instruction for a 6 year old in the Billericay/Brentwood area

  • Alexandra On

    I am looking for an instructor in chelsea for my 8 year son too, thank you

  • Silvia On

    Do you have instructors in Liverpool? in L18? Is for my 6 years old boy, still with stabilisers, I tried to do it but I destroyed my back, I just need somebody more fit than me. Thanks

  • Sophie On

    Hi I am looking for an instructor in Cumbria to teach my 6 yr old daughter please!

  • Alan On

    I am looking for a private cycling instructor to teach my 5 year old in Tufnell Park London NW5. I’d appreciate suggestions and contact details. Alan

  • sue bagnall On

    I have a ten year old lad that can’t ride a bike so would you be able to give him lessons please. He has autism….thank you

  • Lee Skelton On

    I am looking for cycling lessons for my 8yrs old daughter in featherstone westbyorkshire

  • Sarah On

    Hi I’m looking for someone to teach my & year old daughter Portsmouth

  • Tracy Oxley On

    Looking for an instructor to teach a 9year old boy to ride a bike….. Leyland Lancs

  • Mark Hubbard On

    I am looking for an instructor to teach my 8 year old and 5 year old children to ride their bikes without stabilisers

  • julie On

    I am looking for help for my 6 year old grandson I live in Wirral ch63 3bw

  • Christine Sheppard On

    My daughter Helena is 7 years doesn’t know how to ride a bicycle? We live near Hyde park. any chance to hire a private teacher for next weekend in Hyde Park. How much do you charge per hour for a private lesson? Best regards, Looking forward to hear from you. Thank you!
    Christine Sheppard

  • Sam On

    Looking for some one to teach my 8 year old to ride a bike

  • puja On

    I am looking for a instructor for my 8 yr old son in Fulham. Thanks

  • Mrs kirby On

    Looking for private one to one for my 7 year old son
    Living in bury lancashire ,

  • James On

    Hi my 4 year old son is doing well but he stops listening after a few min and my 6 year old daughter stops as soon as she gets it do you have anyone in the Cheshire area thanks

  • Della On

    Hi I am looking for an instructor in Erith or nearby to teach my 7yr old son please.

  • leah On

    Hi
    We’re having a lot of trouble with our son riding a bike. He won’t part with his stabilisers and refuses point blank to even talk about it. He’s 6. It is definately causing the parent / child conflict you mentioned. We have left it alone over winter and hope to approach the subject again this year. We are based in the high peak. I’m pretty sure your not able to provide lessons in this area but any advice or any recommendations would be great.

  • angelic On

    Hi my name is angelic my 8year old daughter get her training wheels off lest year then her dad tell her she was doing a bad job now she get new bike and won’t try to ride and i get upset cuz i no she can how much u will ask for to help her to learn to ride again my #5039332913 if u can help i would love that oh we in or

  • Lisa Huxtable On

    Hi, have you any instructors in Tiverton, Devon?

  • Lisa Payne On

    Hi I am looking for cycle lessons for my 9 year old we live in Chester, can you help?

  • Marie On

    Do you have instructors in surrey? Kt8 area?

  • Lesley On

    I live in Christchurch Dorset, does anyone know where I can get some private lessons for my son who is 7 years old, he still uses stabilisers .

  • Sam Wilkinson On

    Hi,
    Do you have an instructor in the Warwickshire area?
    Thanks,

  • Luke walker On

    I’m in Gravesend Kent and I don’t mind traveling

  • Luke walker On

    Hi I really cannot teach my child to ride a bike I’m almost pulling my hair out I’m almost at the stage of giving up I really need help

  • Tracey booker On

    I’m looking for private lessons for my 8 year old daughter please. We’re from Cardiff

  • Carly Butler On

    Hello have you any instructors for Romford Essex area for my 6 year old

  • Tricia On

    Hi, I’m interested in lessons for my 5 year old son. In the Stockport area.

    Thanks

  • Valeria On

    Hi. I am looking for private lessons for my boys, ages 6, 8 and 10 in Highgate N6. Please contact me. Thank you

  • Deborah Ackerman On

    Do you have lessons for a petite ten year old boy in the north Tyneside area.

  • Deborah Ackerman On

    Do you have lessons isn whitley bay Tyne and Wear of ten year old boy. Petite in statue.

  • Sally Jones On

    Looking for lessons for my 5 year old in Runcorn Cheshire please

  • Atika Ahmad On

    Any instructors in Reading, Berkshire?

  • JOSEPHINE On

    Please do you have learns for an 11 year old in the manchester Area

  • Joanne Unwin On

    I am looking for lessons for my 6 year old. We are in Derbyshire in the Chesterfield area.

    Thanks

  • Maire On

    I live in Clevedon. my daughter is 8 and cannot ride a bike. Would it be possible to book some private lessons?

  • Maqbul Rose On

    To whomever it may concern,

    Do you offer lessons in Stockport?
    Mrs Rose

  • muddyspud On

    can we have lessons in hertfordshire please?

  • gemma halsall On

    Looking for my 8 year old daughter to ride her bike in Manchester area.

  • melanie On

    Hi i have a 7 year old boy trying to teach him to ride he can ride but doesn’t have very much control of the bike. He’s autistic so struggles and goes into depression mode is there anything I can do to help build his confidence

  • Sarah hurley On

    My niece is 10 and can now ride a bike she needs to be more confident though .is there anywhere I can take her in Bristol

  • Lisa hague On

    Do you have anything in Worcester?

  • Jyoti Jadhav On

    Do you teach in dulwich area ,what’s the rate and how long usually it takes for children to kearn

  • Nikki Orbell On

    My 7 year old has dyspraxia and finding it extremely difficult, so much so that he s scared to try again after falling. Really need someone who he can trust (I made him fall apparently) based in Braintree Essex. Many thanks

    • Ann On

      Hi. I teach children from 7 upwards, based in Langdon Hills, Essex. Have experience with children and adults with special needs. I focus on comfort and confidence with the bike. I guarantee satisfaction or your money back ! Ann, ReadyPedalGo

  • Louise harper On

    Hi, I really want to get my 8 yr old cycling as she is very unconfident now that she has a bike without stabilisers. Do you offer lessons in Bristol?

    • Richard Eason On

      Hi Louise. We’d like to be working in Bristol in the future but I’m afraid we’re not there yet. Try and practice in a flat open space, like a tennis court so that she can build her confidence in a safe environment. Encourage her to practice stopping, as well as starting, so that she can prove to herself that she is able to control the bicycle, this is also important for confidence building. Good luck, I’m sorry we can’t help this time.

  • winny vilankulu On

    I need bicycle lessons for a 9 year old boy.
    I am in pretoria east

    • Richard Eason On

      Hi Winny, unfortunately CycleFox is only based in the UK at the moment. However, we’ll soon be publishing some blog posts with some top tips for parents who live further away and are trying to teach their own kids. If you sign up to our blog then every now and again you’ll get an update of these articles. Kind Regards, Richard

  • Susan Brooks On

    My granddaughter is 7 and we are having trouble teaching her how to ride two wheels. We are looking at lessons for her please could you send me information.

    • CycleFox On

      Hi Susan, depending on where you’re based we’ll be able to help. We’ll send you an e-mail now to ask for some more info.

      • summer On

        Hi do you do lessons with the bikes on tour de France in doncaster

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