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Move More Adult Learn to Ride is for beginners who want to learn how to cycle.

Move More Adult Learn to Ride is FREE and for beginners who can’t yet pedal a bike, or 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 Adult Learn to Ride programme is designed to progress your cycling ability gradually. Our classes are a great way for you to meet new people, and a great way to improve your fitness.

Move More Learn to Ride is for:

  • Anyone over the age of 17 years old
  • People who have never cycled before and need support to get started
  • Anyone looking to make new friendships – our programmes are sociable and great if you enjoy the company of others

About Adult Learn to Ride

We have four 6-week programmes scheduled throughout 2022. Two of which are based at the Freedom Tree in St Helier and two are based at Les Quennevais.

The sessions will start with the basics of cycling and prepare you to get on and off your bike, progressing towards how to balance your bike and 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.

Learn to Ride sessions will take place on the following dates:

Programme 1: 26 January – 2 March 2022 at Les Quennevais

Date Time Where?
26/01/22 12:30 – 14:00 Les Quennevais
02/02/22 13:00 – 14:00 Les Quennevais
09/02/22 13:00 – 14:00 Les Quennevais
16/02/22 13:00 – 14:00 Les Quennevais
23/02/22 13:00 – 14:00 Les Quennevais start point
02/03/22 13:00 – 14:00 Les Quennevais start point

Programme 2: 7 – 11 May 2022 in St Helier

Date Time Where?
07/05/2022 09:00 – 10:30 Freedom tree
14/05/22 09:00 – 10:00 Freedom tree
21/05/22 09:00 – 10:00 Freedom tree
28/05/22 09:00 – 10:00 Freedom tree
04/06/22 10:00 – 11:00 Freedom tree start point
11/06/22 10:00 – 11:00 Freedom tree start point

Programme 3: 27 July – 30 August 2022 in St Helier

Date Time Where?
26/07/22 18:00 – 19:30 Freedom Tree
02/08/22 18:00 – 19:00 Freedom Tree
09/08/22 18:00 – 19:00 Freedom Tree
16/08/22 18:00 – 19:00 Freedom Tree
23/08/22 18:00 – 19:00 Freedom Tree start point
30/08/22 18:00 – 19:00 Freedom Tree start point

Programme 4: 3 November – 8 December 2022 at Les Quennevais

Date  Time Where?
03/11/22 9:00 – 10:30am Les Quennevais
10/11/22 09:00 – 10:00 Les Quennevais
17/11/22 09:00 – 10:00 Les Quennevais
24/11/22 09:00 – 10:00 Les Quennevais
01/12/22 09:00 – 10:00 Les Quennevais start point
08/12/22 09:00 – 10:00 Les Quennevais start point

How much does is cost?

All Learn to Ride sessions are FREE!

What do I need to bring?

You will be required to bring a roadworthy bike, a helmet that fits you correctly and one that is free from cracks, and your own water bottle.

What should I wear?

We encourage you to wear suitable weather appropriate clothing to cycle in. In the Winter-Autumn months, we encourage you to wear gloves, a warm jacket that can be zipped up for cold weather and waterproof clothing, in case it rains.

In the warmer months, please bring sun protection, including sunscreen and light layers, as well as plenty of water.

We highly suggest you don’t wear loose items such as a skirt, baggy trousers, and unzipped jackets as these are not suitable for cycling.

Is the programme weather dependant?

Due to the nature of these sessions, they will be weather dependant, and should the wind/rain be dangerously strong on the day causing a hazard, our cycling coaches will decide whether the session is safe to go ahead. If the coaches judge the weather to be unsafe to ride in, you will be informed a minimum of two hours before the session start time.

Can I hire a bike or helmet?

We highly encourage you to bring your own bike if you have access to one. However, if you don’t have a bike, Jersey Sport has a small fleet of bikes available for loan upon prior request, on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to hire a bike or helmet in order to participate in our Learn to Ride programme, please contact our Jersey Sport Cycling team by emailing: CycleTeam@Jerseysport.je and include information such as your height, inside leg length and the dates/course you will be attending.

How to book

Before you attend your first session, you will need to register by completing the online registration form through the Move More Jersey Hub which you can find here:

REGISTER

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

IMPORTANT: If you have a health condition, or take medication that may affect your ability to participate in our swimming programme, we recommend that you see your GP for a medical check-up before starting out.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO CYCLING WITH YOU!