ELREC Cycling Club

Classes are Free and Open to all. We can provide bikes and helmets. The Classes are relaxed, social and fun and include a variety of games and exercises to help build skill and confidence.  There’s use of an indoor space for tea and coffee during breaks. Children are welcome under adult supervision and preferably with their own bike as our selection is limited.   

Cycling Classes

Want to get on your bike but lack the confidence or ability?

Join our free cycling classes every Saturday at NKS, 7 Gillespie St, Edinburgh EH3 9NH.

Beginners: 10am – 11:30am.

Intermediate: 11:30am – 1pm.

Beginners’ Class

 The beginner’s class takes place in a traffic free environment and covers:

  • Balance
  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Braking and stopping
  • Steering
  • Changing gears

If you have not  ridden a bike in a while, this is the best class to start with. 

Intermediate class

The intermediate class takes place in a traffic environment and will move in to low, medium and high traffic areas as skills and confidence levels improve. It covers:

  • Coordination
  • Signalling, positioning and turning
  • Cycling in traffic
  • Roundabouts
  • Filtering
  • Cycling as part of a group

Our aim is to help you cycle confidently on the road and allow you to use the bike more often than the car.

If interested, please register your interest by emailing gerry@elrec.org.uk.

Drop-in Bike Repair

Looking to learn how to repair your own bike? Our drop-in bike repair service is the perfect solution!

Whether you need a quick lesson on fixing a flat tyre, adjusting your brakes, or overhauling your entire bike, our experienced mechanics are here to guide you every step of the way.

 Our drop-in service usually takes place on a Friday morning at Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre, and  we run a four-week cycle maintenance course in the evenings over autumn and winter.

If interested, please contact gerry@elrec.org.uk.

Cycle Rides

E-Bike Library

Are you curious about e-bikes and their benefits? Would you like to experience the joy of cycling without breaking a sweat? Look no further than our e-bike library!

For just £20 per week, you can loan one of our top-of-the-line e-bikes and explore the city in style. Our e-bikes are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and high-quality components, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride every time. With our e-bikes, you can tackle hills and long distances with ease, all while reducing your carbon footprint and enjoying the outdoors.

Whether you’re a daily commuter or a weekend adventurer, our e-bike library has the perfect bike for you.

So why not give it a try? Join our e-bike library today and experience the freedom and fun of e-biking for yourself!

To enquiry about loaning an e-bike contact gerry@elrec.org.uk.

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