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We've got a range of cycling programmes to help you to learn how to ride a bicycle, build your confidence when cycling on a variety of terrains, support you to meet other local cyclists and discover new routes.

Our Move More Cycle programmes are for islanders who need cycling support and are designed to help get people started on their cycling journey. 

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t cycled before and are feeling nervous about getting on a bicycle – we’re here to help and support you at the start of your cycling journey.

Our rides are designed to progress your cycling ability gradually, and our classes are a great way for you to meet new people whilst improving your fitness.

Cycling is a great form of exercise and has many benefits for you and the environment. Here’s a few good reasons why you should consider cycling:

  • It can improve your health through increasing cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and flexibility, improves joint mobility, posture, balance and coordination, decreases stress levels, anxiety and depression and strengthens bones
  • It helps to prevent or manage life limiting disease
  • Cycling is low impact exercise – which causes less strain and injuries than other forms of exercise
  • It’s a good muscle workout as cycling uses all of the major muscle groups as you pedal
  • It’s a fun way to get fit as you can get a sense of adventure and a buzz from coasting down hills or finding new routes you might have not discovered before
  • Cycling is a time-efficient mode of transport, as it replaces the time you may spend sitting driving or sitting on a bus, with healthy exercise
  • Cycling is also good for the environment as it reduces air pollution, which will help to keep our island clean 

MOVE MORE CYCLE PROGRAMMES

We have three levels of Move More Cycle programmes available:

  1. Learn to Ride is for complete beginners who can’t yet pedal a bike, or who are unconfident riding a bike
  2. Sofa2Saddle is for those who may have learnt to cycle, but need some support to feel more confident when riding
  3. Gaining Momentum is designed to add saddle time to your cycle rides – which will help boost your confidence on different routes and terrain

Helmets are not compulsory, but we highly recommend them! Ride Leaders have the right to refuse to take you on a ride if you do not have a helmet. Every bike should be fitted with a bell that works to let people know you are coming. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes when participating in our programmes and cycle rides, and please remember to bring your own water, food, sun cream, gloves (with grip) and any medication required.

If you have any questions or need support to find a cycle ride or programme to suit you, please contact our Move More Community Engagement and Inclusion Officer, Claudia Andrade at: claudia.andrade@jerseysport.je

Move More Learn To Ride

Move More Learn to Ride is for beginners who can’t yet pedal a bike, or who are extremely unconfident riding a bike. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t cycled before, we’re here to help and support you at the start of your cycling journey.

Our FREE Learn to Ride six-week programme is designed to progress your cycling ability gradually. Our classes are also a great way for you to meet new people, and a great way to improve your fitness.

The sessions start with the basics of cycling and prepare you to get on and off your bike, progressing towards how to balance your bike and then to pedal alone in time. The first four weeks of the programme will focus on balance skills, bike handling and control. The final two weeks of the programme will feature a short guided ride in a traffic-free environment.

Find out more about Move More Learn To Ride:

MOVE MORE LEARN TO RIDE

To join this programme, you will need to register your details through the Move More Jersey Hub first, here:

REGISTER

Once you have submitted your details, our Move More Jersey team will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Move More Sofa2Saddle

Move More Sofa2Saddle is a six-week cycling programme for adults over 16 years with any type of bike. The programme is designed for islanders who may have learnt how to ride a bike but may need some support to feel more confident when riding.

The programme is designed to take you from 0km-16km along routes predominantly on flat terrain, traffic free and quiet lanes, with some main roads and introductions to small inclines and decants.

Our next Sofa2saddle programme will be taking place: 17 April – 22 May 2023

To register your interest for this programme, you will need to enter your details through our Move More Jersey Hub, below:

REGISTER

Once you have submitted your details, our Move More Jersey team will be in touch to confirm your booking.

Move More Gaining Momentum

Move More Gaining Momentum is a four-week cycling programme for adults over 16 years old. The programme is designed to take you from 16km – 28km, which will add saddle time to your cycle rides, whilst improving your confidence on different routes and terrain. Routes will be along mixed terrain (including flat, incline and descents) and include traffic free roads and shared user paths.

Our next Move More Gaining Momentum programme will be taking place: 6 March – 27 March 2023

To register your interest for this programme, you will need to enter your details through the Move More Jersey Hub, here:

REGISTER

Once you have submitted your details, our Move More Jersey team will then be in touch to confirm your booking.

MOVE MORE CYCLE RIDES

Move More Cycle Rides are regular FREE cycle rides, led by our qualified ride leaders. You can choose from Women Only rides or Mixed Rides which offer six ability levels. The rides are designed to help you build confidence on a cycle and are a great way for you to discover new routes, whilst helping you to improve your mental and physical wellbeing.

Each ride will be led by our friendly and qualified ride leaders who have undertaken the British Cycling Ride Leaders course and are experienced in supporting people throughout their journey.

Cycle Ride Options:

You can choose a cycle ride level best suited to you by reading our level descriptions below:

CYCLE RIDE LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS (COMING SOON!)

1. Women Only Rides:

Women Only rides are led by women, specifically for women. It doesn’t matter if you’re keeping fit, young at heart, wise beyond your years, or baffled by gears – every woman is welcome on a ride. You’ll discover new places to ride, gain confidence on your bike, make new friends and do things you never knew you could!

2. Mixed Rides:

Mixed Rides are for islanders who would like to increase their confidence, fitness and ability on a bicycle. Our rides are social, fun and for any bike type and any fitness level.

When and where are the cycle rides?

MOVE MORE CYCLE RIDES FEBRUARY TIMETABLE

Please read the Move More Cycle Rides Terms and Conditions below before taking part in any of our cycle rides:

CYCLE RIDES – TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Before you attend your first ride, you will need to register your details through our Move More Jersey Hub, here:

REGISTER

Once you have submitted your details, our Move More Jersey team will be in touch regarding the next steps.

Please arrive at the start point of your cycle ride a few minutes early, so that one of our trained Ride Leaders can take your details and register your attendance. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for your ride and please remember to bring some water, food, sun cream, gloves (with grip) and any medication you may require.

Cycle Without Limits – Inclusive Cycling Centre

Our inclusive cycling centre at Les Quennevais is home to a range of adapted bikes that allow adults and children with disabilities or mobility issues to enjoy riding in a safe, outdoor space. Our vision is to create an environment where everyone can cycle on a regular basis, regardless of ability and can begin to weave more exercise into their lifestyle, to improve mental and physical wellbeing. Find out more:

CYCLE WITHOUT LIMITS

Find out more about cycle safety on the island’s roads from the States of Jersey Police:

Cycle Safety

Find out more about the Jersey Highway Code:

Jersey Highway Code