Cookie Consent by
a row of parked motorcycles sitting next to a bicycle

Living in London

Free cycling club for Rosebery Hall students this summer

By EllenComms 24 May 2023

Get involved with your local cycling club!

This summer, Islington Council is offering a range of cycling activities for people who live, work or study in Islington. This includes, free adult cycle skills sessions, group training, cheap monthly bike rentals, fun group rides and much more! 

Check out what's on offer:

Free cycle skills for adults 

Why not book yourself a free adult cycle skills session and become a confident road cyclist? 1:1 sessions can teach any level, provide you with a bike and meet you in a location and a time that suits you.

For learning how to ride one of their eBikes, click here. 

cycling bike

Adult group training

Basic Cycle Skills is an off-road course for those who can already ride a bike unaided and want to develop their bike control skills. Please note: this is not a course for beginners. Click here to book your place on the adult basic cycle skills session on 18 June at Haverstock Primary School, NW3.

group cycling bike bikes

Do you need a bike?

Peddle My Wheels runs a scheme called Try Before You Bike for Islington residents, where you can buy a bike for a small monthly fee which will be delivered to your door. You can also buy a cargo bike and adapted cycles are available for those with specific requirements.

peddle my wheels

Can you fix it?

Want some advice on bike maintenance? Want to learn how to fix a puncture or adjust your brakes? Try out the sessions at Birchmore Hall, Highbury Quadrant, N5 2UA. Expert mechanics can show you how your bike works and teach you some useful skills to keep you riding. Bring your bike and any tools you have. Your bike doesn’t even need to be broken; you are welcome to go along if you just want to learn something new.

Sessions run at these times:

  • Sunday 28 May 2023 10am- noon and 1pm-3pm
  • Sunday 25 June 2023 10am-noon and 1pm-3pm
  • Sunday 30 July 2023 10am-3pm and 1pm - 3pm

Click here to book.

bike maintenance

Traffic-free group riding 

Cycle Islington are getting involved with family-friendly rides this summer that are a great opportunity to cycle on car-free streets. 

The Big Bike Ride on Friday 2 June will start and end in front of Highbury Leisure Centre in Highbury Fields. Arrival is at 9.30am for rider briefing and bike checks, and the ride will start at 10am and finish at noon. Click here to book and get further details.

RideLondon Freecycle is back on Sunday 28 May. Cycle Islington will be leading a group down to the start and back again. They will set off from Freightliners Farm at 10am and return at about 3pm. Please visit their website for more details on how to register What’s coming up …. – Cycle Islington.

group riding bike bicycle cycling cycle

Wanted: pre-loved bikes

Do you have an old bike which you would like to donate to a good cause? Islington Council is looking for bikes (in any condition) to be used in our All About The Bike project. This scheme benefits Islington secondary school pupils, who gain a bike, lock and learn basic bike maintenance, as well as taking Bikeability Level 3 training. If you can help, please contact

For more information about cycling in your local area with Islington Council, visit their website!