Lesson info

It’s never too late to learn how to ride a bicycle! It’s easier to learn than you think in a controlled environment using the right teaching approach. You can book as many lessons as you need to learn at your own pace and build your skills and confidence.

We have found that most people are able to cycle after the first lesson. In total it probably takes 3 to 4 lessons to be reasonably comfortable cycling on the road with some traffic. Children are normally able to ride after one lesson and then go on to practice at home or come back for another lesson to improve their control of the bicycle.

Lesson schedule:
  • Lessons are available on Saturday and Sunday at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00am, and 2pm, apart from the first Sunday each month when the school is closed.
  • Lessons during the week are currently available on Tuesday and Thursdays at 8am and 10am.
We can try to assist with a lesson outside of these days on request.

Method:

The first lesson is on a flat tennis court away from traffic, which makes it easy and a lot less stressful to learn. Learning is also staged in that we take the pedals off the bicycle and students learn to balance before learning to pedal.


Rates:

Lessons are 1 hour and 45 minutes long and cost R300 per lesson*. We charge an additional R60 for bicycle rental if you do not have your own bicycle. (You’re welcome to bring your own bike.).Contact us to book!

*We are aware that not everyone in South Africa can necessarily afford the full cost of the lesson, but are excited to teach people to ride. So please let us know if the cost of the lessons is an issue.

Lessons start at 29 Chiswick Street at Breezeblock Cafe (www.breezeblock.co.za).


Lesson Types

Absolute Beginners

We will teach you the basics of balance, steering, pedalling and braking in a safe off-street spot. Each lesson is one hour long.

Confidence Building

Once you have the basics in place, we’ll take you out on quiet suburban streets to get used to riding on the road.

Commuting Skills

If you know how to ride a bike but feel nervous commuting in traffic, we can teach you the basics of road safety and even help you work out the best route for your most common destinations.

Bike Maintenance Skills

Want to be able to fix your own puncture or change the tube, or adjust basic settings on your bike? We can show you how.