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Programmes for children

Jersey Sport offers cycling courses for free within school hours to primary school children and throughout the school holidays. There are opportunities for all ages to get involved with cycling and learning how to ride.

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Balance Bikes

Balance Bike sessions encourage children to develop the basic skills involved with cycling, whilst having fun in a safe and traffic-free environment. Riders play games with qualified and experienced Jersey Sport Cycling Instructors, which will help them to improve their balance skills in preparation for learning to cycle.

Learn to Ride

Learn to Ride courses are for children who cannot yet pedal a bike and would like to learn how to ride for the first time. They will gain confidence and understand the basics of cycling. This programme teaches children how to get on and off their bike safely, basic bike checks, bike handling and balancing skills. The sessions are held in a traffic-free environment and are delivered by qualified and experienced Jersey Sport Cycling Instructors.

Bikeability Level 1

This 1 hour course aims to develop skills in cycle handling in a traffic-free environment. It prepares riders for cycling on the road. Riders must already be able to start and stop, pedal and turn efficiently before attending this course. Children will be taught good cycling habits such as cycle clothing and helmet checks before riding.

Bikeability Level 2

This is a 6 hour course. Riders must have successfully demonstrated they are confident and have achieved a pass for the Bikeability Level 1 assessment criteria before they start Bikeability Level 2 training. The Bikeability Level 2 course aims to develop riders’ skills and confidence for cycling on single-lane roads and simple junctions with mostly moderate motor traffic flows. The programme prepares riders for cycling on more complex, often busier, or faster roads and junctions.

Bikeability Level 3

This is a 3 hour course. Riders must have successfully demonstrated that they are confident with and have achieved a pass for the Bikeability Level 2 assessment criteria before they start Bikeability Level 3 training.

Bikeability Level 3 course aims to develop riders’ skills and confidence so they can ride in diverse road environments, including complex, often busy roads and junctions, sometimes with speed limits above 30 mph. Riders will be asked to plan and successfully ride their own journeys through complex junctions.

Programmes for adults

Move More Jersey have a wide variety of programmes available to adults from beginners to those wanting to build their confidence, learn new places to ride, meet others or improve their fitness.  
More information on the Move More Jersey programmes is available at Cycle More on the Jersey Sport website.

Move More Adult Learn to Ride

This is a 6 week course for beginners who can't yet pedal a bike, or are extremely unconfident riding a bike. The programme is designed to progress your cycling ability gradually. It is open to anyone aged 17 and over who have never cycled or haven't cycled in a long time.

Jersey Breeze 

Jersey Breeze offers fun, free bike rides for women of all abilities.

Jersey Guided Rides 

These rides are aimed at adults  wanting to build their confidence, fitness and ability on a bike. These rides can be social and fun. They are for any bike type and fitness level.


This is a 8 weeks cycling programme for all ages, bikes and abilities. It is designed to help build up your confidence on a cycle and improve your fitness.  The rides will support you to gradually build up your distance over time, towards a 25km or 50km consistent cycle ride, finishing with a celebration.

Buying a bike

There are many local cycle shops where you can buy a bike in Jersey. They can also offer help and advice on the right bike for you.

Electric bikes, or e-bikes, can have many advantages:

  • travel longer distances
  • easier to travel up hills
  • conquer stronger headwinds
  • reduce fatigue

Buying the right bike for you on Sustrans

Cycle Without Limits

The Cycle Without Limits cycling centre at Les Quennevais is home to a range of adapted bikes that allow adults and children with disabilities or mobility issues to enjoy riding in a safe, outdoor space. The centre allows people of all ages to try or use adapted cycles with the support of qualified instructors and volunteers.

Cycle Without Limits on Move More website

Cycle hire

Hired bikes are well maintained and you don’t need to consider storage.

There are a range of businesses that provide cycle hire across the island for both adults and children. For a different riding experience, you can swap a manual pedal bicycle for an e-bike.

Cycling holidays in Jersey on Visit Jersey website

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