Published: Wednesday, 31st January 2018

There are two free courses available for families during Family Bike Week.

Family Bike Week runs from Monday 12 to Friday 16 February and provides the perfect solution for the holiday break, helping all the family to get fit, enjoy time together and learn new cycling skills.

Children and adults will be able to learn how to ride a bike, improve their control skills and learn to cycle safely and confidently on paths and quiet roads with their family.

Sessions offer the opportunity to build on, or prepare for, Bikeability skills taught in schools.

The sessions are aimed at whole families, including children aged seven and upwards, and at all ability levels. Instructors will assess individual skills and abilities and place participants into suitable groups.


Waterways Children's Centre,
Southwood Road,
Thamesmead SE28 8EZ

Sessions take place week beginning Monday 12 February, 10am to 12pm (Tuesday to Thursday only) and 2pm to 4pm (Monday to Friday). Creche facilities for under fives available for the afternoon sessions.

Quaggy Children's Centre,
Orchard Hill,
Lewisham SE13 7QZ

Sessions take place Monday 12 February to Thursday 15 February, 10am to 12pm. Creche facilities for under fives available.

Make a booking

To book for both courses: Visit the Bikeworks website.

Bring comfy trainers, gloves and a bike if you have one - bikes and helmets will be provided free to anyone that needs to borrow one.

'Great way to improve your health'

Cllr Sizwe James, Cabinet Member for Transport, Economy and Smart Cities, said: "Cycling is a great way to get fit and Family Bike Week is a great way to improve your health, have some quality family time and get everyone into the routine of taking the bike."