Cycle confidence

Want to improve your cycling skills?

Unsure where to position yourself at junctions? Fancy cycling to work but need help to practice a route? Never been on a bike?

My Journey is offering FREE cycle confidence sessions for residents of Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton and Hedge End through local social enterprises Monty's Bike Hub and Bespoke Biking! Suitable for both new and returning cyclists, sessions are available for individuals, families or groups of friends.

To book a session, please email or message Monty's on Facebook with the following details:

  • Your home postcode

  • Your availability (days/times)

  • Your current cycling level

  • Whether you have access to a bike

If you are not based in Southampton, Eastleigh, Totton or Hedge End or would like to use an alternative instructor (at your own cost), here is a list of other fully qualified National Standards Instructors based locally:

CycleWise - Dilys Gartside, telephone: 01258 860 157 or 07751 044365, email

"Having cycle commuted to work for years as a solicitor, in 2005 I qualified as a freelance cycling instructor and set up Cyclewise to teach both children and adults, abled and disabled, the joy and skills for safer cycling as a mode of transport. When not doing that, I'm leading Sky Rides and Breeze women's rides for British Cycling or campaigning for safer cycling.  I work from North Dorset to Southampton."

123CycleRight - Vincent Licence, telephone: 07845 306940 or email

"I provide cycle skills tuition to all age groups, from absolute beginners to more experienced cyclists, in groups or 1-1 tuition. As an experienced HGV and car driver as well as a cyclist, I can provide tips on accessing risks at challenging junctions and to improve communicating with other road users. In addition, I specialise in providing cycle skills to children & adults with special needs such as ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Dyspraxia, Learning Difficulties and more."

Sound Cycling – Eleanor van der Hoest, telephone: 07952 314768 or email

“I learnt to ride as an adult myself so I understand what it’s like to make that leap of faith! The thrill and freedom of going places under my own steam is still with me.  Many years of cycling later, I was inspired to train as a cycling instructor to help others start or restart riding.  There are so many good reasons to cycle and my friendly, supportive, one-to-one tuition can give you the skills and confidence to get riding - and be a positive presence on our roads.”

As part of Big Bike Revival, Sound Cycling is offering half price lessons from 3rd May to 27th July. Contact Eleanor using the details above, or find out more about Big Bike Revival.

On Your Bike Cycle Training - Adrian Woolley, telephone: 07900 016716, email or visit Facebook

"My mission is to get more people cycling for everyday journeys by coaching safer cycling. I'm currently a Child Workforce School Sports Coach and have been since September 2013. I have skills, expertise and interests in sports and outdoor activities and I have proven experience of building rapport and engaging with trainees. I pride myself in motivating others to reach their full potential."

Happy cycling!