We offer a range of free cycling support services to help you enjoy cycling around our city and beyond.
Cycling is proven to help ease feelings of stress and anxiety and boost your confidence. It’s also really fun!
Adult cycle training
Do you want to build your cycling confidence, or try cycling for the first time?
Cycle training is accessible to everyone with any level of cycling ability. Our friendly cycling coaches can tailor their sessions to your needs.
This includes training specifically for people with disabilities and who are unable to use a conventional bike. Adapted bikes and conventional bikes are available to use during your training and can be towed to a convenient location for your sessions.
If you want to cycle to work commuter tutor sessions will help you feel safe and confident before heading out on your own. Commuter tutor sessions:
- help you plan the safest route
- are accompanied by a qualified instructor
For more information, visit the CyclePSSP website or call 01752 515384.
You can also submit an enquiry via the PSSP online enquiry form.
Do you have a bike in need of some care and attention? Would you like to learn a new skill? With our partners at Bikespace, you can learn how to conduct basic maintenance to help you ride smoothly and safely across the city.
Free bike maintenance workshops involve:
- support from experienced mechanics
- access to specialised tools and works stands
The sessions are aimed at people who have a little bit of knowledge already, but the Bikespace team will be there to guide you along the way. These sessions are 1.5 hours and are held twice a month on Wednesday evenings.
Basic bike maintenance courses offer a beginner friendly introduction to bike maintenance, including all aspects from greasing, cleaning, brakes, wheel and tyre repair, chains and much more.
For more information or to book your place, call Bikespace on 01752 500211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Led bike rides
If you would like to discover new cycling routes with like-minded people you can choose from a variety of free, local led group rides that cater for all abilities. From easy-going rides suitable for complete beginners, through to steady and challenging rides for people wanting to cycle further and faster, there is something for everyone!
Women-only groups are available with Breeze rides, helping you to have fun exploring Plymouth and the surrounding countryside in a small friendly group.
Guided rides are fun and informal sessions open to everyone and are a great opportunity to discover new routes with support from trained Ride Leaders. Go on your own, with friends, or bring the whole family!
Bike and Baby
Bike and Baby offers a unique opportunity to ride a bike with your baby or toddler (1 year to 4 years) in a traffic- free environment. Bike and Baby Rides normally run from April to October. We can also help you access bikes, trailers, bike seats and helmets.
For more details or to sign up for a ride, visit the Let's Ride website and search for Plymouth.
Is a lack of transport stopping you from accessing education, training or employment? You could be eligible for a free bicycle, safety equipment and cycle training through our Bike Links scheme.
To be eligible for a free bicycle, you will need to attend cycle training sessions with our friendly instructors at Plymouth School Sports Partnership. This will help you to ride safely and confidently around the city and its all included in the Bike Links package.
You can be referred to the scheme by a number of different organisations including Job Centre Plus; Careers South West; Looked after Children and Youth Offending Service.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from Bike Links, contact us to discuss the criteria and which organisation may be able to refer you.
Call us on 01752 307096 or email email@example.com.
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Do you want to have a go at cycling, but don’t want to commit to buying a bike? Maybe you’d like to cycle to work, but aren’t sure if you can tackle Plymouth’s hills. Electric Beryl bikes give you that extra power to cruise around the city for work or leisure, at a time that suits you. They are available to hire at over 100 locations across Plymouth, Plymstock and Plympton.
To find out how it works and how much it costs, visit the Beryl website.
You can download the Beryl app for free.