Cycling Courses

At Barnsley CycleBoost we want to ensure you feel confident riding your bike. We run a range of courses to suit all skills levels, from learn-to-ride sessions for the complete novice to on-the-road sessions for the more experienced rider. Book onto a course by phoning 01226 736644 / 07825 143122 or emailing – Just choose the course that’s right for you:

Road Skills sessions

Our short road skills sessions are designed for people who have borrowed a bike under the CycleBoost loan scheme. The session is designed to give you the skills to start using your bike on the road. For people looking to purchase their loan bike, you must have attended one of these sessions or taken one of the courses listed below during the time you have your bike. Bikes are available for this course.

Barnsley Rugby Club, Shaw Lane


Learn to ride

These sessions are aimed at those who are unable to ride a bike or for people who simply haven’t been on a bike for years! The sessions will focus on enjoyment and offer a basic introduction to cycling. All sessions take place off-road in a completely safe environment.

Bikes are provided for these sessions.

Barnsley Rugby Club, Shaw Lane
Wednesdays 4pm-7pm: August 5th / August 19th / September 2nd / September 16th


Cycle Plus sessions

These sessions are park-based, using pathways and fields to develop cycling skills further, including steering, braking and gear changing. Nearby quiet roads can also be used for those with more confidence to develop basic road cycling knowledge. These sessions are suitable for the whole family but all children must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Bikes are provided for these sessions.

Locke Park, Barnsley
4pm-6pm: August 14th / August 21st / August 27th / September 4th / September 11th

Barnsley Rugby Club, Shaw Lane
5pm-7pm August 5th



On the road cycle training

This training will give users the knowledge and confidence to negociate junctions, roundabouts and traffic lights. The sessions will entail basic bike checks as well as maintenance, route planning, using minor and major roads and traffic strategies. A strong emphasis will be placed on road safety, visibility and awareness of other road users.

Please contact Active Barnsley to either arrange a one-to-one session or a small group of up to 5 people. The sessions can be tailored to your requirements, including starting point, the type of journey to negotiate and if possible,  your individual journey to work.