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Adult cycle training

If you'd like to cycle but feel a bit rusty, why not book a refresher cycle training session?

Whether you want to improve your fitness, save money, cut traffic congestion or reduce your carbon footprint, cycling has something for everyone.

Many people would like to cycle to work or for pleasure but are put off by the traffic or because they feel out of practice.

Voucher scheme

We have teamed up with local cycling trainers who can provide cycle training to help you feel more confident and refresh your skills.

We have a limited number of vouchers on offer giving you one-to-one bespoke tuition at a reduced rate. Each voucher entitles you to a two-hour session, individually tailored to you with a qualified instructor.

To qualify for a voucher you must live in Dorset and be aged 18+. The scheme does not cover Poole and Bournemouth. Find out about adult cycle training in these areas:

Request a voucher

Voucher details

You can buy up to three vouchers for £10 each but you are under no commitment to continue if you want to stop after one or two lessons.

This means you could have up to six hours bespoke cycle training at a time and location convenient to you for just £30 giving learners a 75% discount on usual prices.

What you'll need

Ideally you will need to bring your own bike to the sessions. If you don't own a bike but would still like to learn to ride, please contact your preferred trainer from the list below to discuss. In some instances arrangements can be made to borrow a bike from the instructor.

It is a good idea to have a bike helmet, you will also need lights on your bike if training at night or in dawn/dusk conditions.

List of training instructors

LocationInstructors nameTelephoneEmail
Blandford (Including Sturminster Newton, Okeford, Wimborne and Ferndown. Can also cover other areas of Dorset, please ring to discuss)Dilys Gartside01258 860157
Blandford, Wimborne and surrounding locations. Poole and other areas, please contact to discussLucy
Christchurch/East Dorset (also covers Blandford Forum, Corfe Castle, Dorchester, Ferndown, Purbeck, Sturminster Newton, Swanage, Wareham, Weymouth, Wimborne & Wool)Adrian Woolley07900016716 or
01202 949305
DorchesterHolly Harris01305
Ferndown leisure centreAndy
Ferndown leisure centreTracy Baker01202
Ferndown leisure centreTom
Lyme Regis ,Bridport and WeymouthMartin
Portland (and Weymouth)Angus Dawson01305
Purbeck leisure centreRobert Young01929
WeymouthPaul Cotterell01305 830477 or
07943 150491
Weymouth (but is flexible to train others across Dorset)James Kimber01305 760782 or

What next

To request a voucher please fill out and submit a voucher request form. You will receive the voucher electronically which you will need to print off and take together with payment - to your instructor on the day.

For further information, or for details about the training, please contact the individual instructors direct.

Under 18s

If you are under 18, or are a parent interested in cycle training for your child, please view our information on bikeability training.

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