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Urban Cycle Skills

Get tips, whilst you ride with a cycle trainer, on how to cycle more safely and confidently on the road.

Apply for a cycle training session for an adult or a family using the booking form below.

Sessions are currently available at the subsidised cost of £5 per adult for 90 minutes. They can be for individual adults or families (up to two adults and two children over the age of 8).

Urban Cycle Skills is tailored to meet the needs of most abilities from total beginners to advanced riders. There is no test; the aim is to build on and develop skills and confidence. Sessions are delivered by City of York Council Road Safety Team's National Standards Qualified Instructors. You'll need a roadworthy bike for the session.

Who can apply

Cycle training sessions are open to all those who live in North Yorkshire, although training must take place within the City of York Council authority area.

How to pay

When you apply below, you will receive a reply with how to make a payment by phone. Cash or cheque payments can be made at the Customer Service desk at West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA.

We are currently unable to accept online payment.

More information

For more information on training, please contact 01904 555579 or


Urban Cycle Skills Booking Form

Please read the Privacy Notice for how we will use your data before you apply below.

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Contact Details

Training Required & details of attendees*

Adult Session

Family Session

Note £5.00 is payable if a second adult is attending a subsidised session, so £10.00 in total

Details of children attending

First child:

Second child:

Session Preferences

Please indicate your preferred time for the training to take place. Please note training will only be carried out in daylight hours and must be completed by 9pm. Tick all that apply: *

This will help us to match you to a suitable trainer when we process your form. We will notify you when a trainer has been assigned. They will then liaise with you directly to arrange a specific date and time for your training.

What would you prefer the session to cover, bearing in mind length of session booked (60/90 mins)? Tick all that apply: *

Route Preferences

If you have a route in mind for the session, e.g. route cycling to school, work, shops etc. please give details here:

Why would you like to take up this training opportunity?

Please give details of your/your family's current ability, what you hope to achieve by doing an Urban Cycle Skills training session, if there will be any younger children attending on the back of your bike (family sessions only) and any other information you think may be helpful for us to organise your session. *

Do you have any medical / special requirements?

Please bring any medication which may be required e.g. inhalers.

Please be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure that your bike is the correct height for you and roadworthy – Trainers reserve the right to refuse training if the bike is deemed not roadworthy.

City of York Council leaves the decision of wearing a cycle helmet entirely up to the individual. Please be aware that whilst training you will be required to wear a hi-vis tabard, this will be provided for you.

Participants are reminded that these sessions are held outdoors and therefore appropriate clothing should be worn during a session. Suncream/light rain jacket etc.

How did you hear about this training? *


Please select the session you would like to pay for and your payment method

90 minute training sessions are available at the subsidised rate of £5.00 per adult and are limited to one per individual/family group.

Please note if you are not a York resident we are unable to offer training at the subsidised rate. Normal rates will apply. See our Training page for details.

Payment Method *

By clicking submit you understand that your responses will be sent to the Road Safety Team at City of York Council and pending payment will be processed. You will receive a unique customer reference number which you will need to quote when making payment for the session.