ELREC Cycling Club

The classes are FREE and OPEN to ALL. We can provide bikes and run-through exercises and fun games to learn cycling skills in a relaxed environment. The approach is progressive and fun. Feedback from participants has been fantastic so far. We also have access to an indoors space with tea and coffee for breaks. Children are welcome under adult supervision but the number of kids bikes is limited.

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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
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Beginners: 10am – 11:30am.

Intermediate: 11:30am – 1pm.

Beginners’ Class

Beginner’s class happens in a safe environment (no cars) and consists in going over the basics:

  • Balancing
  • Mounting and dismounting
  • Breaking and Stopping
  •  Steering
  • Changing gears

If you haven’t ridden a bike in years, we strongly recommend joining our beginner’s class. 

Intermediate class

Intermediate class happens both in a safe environment and in a residential area with low traffic. It consists of going over:

  • More advanced games and exercises
  • Coordination
  • How to be safe on the road
  • Signalling, positioning and turning
  • Roundabouts
  • etc.

Our aim is to help you go to a level where you can cycle safely on the road and to give you the SKILLS and CONFIDENCE to use your bike more often rather than your 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 tire, 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 allows you to bring your bike in whenever it’s convenient for you.

You will learn the skills you need to keep your bike in top shape.

Join us to learn how to fix your own bike and become a self-sufficient cyclist.

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

Cycle Rides

On Fridays or Saturdays, contact gerry@elrec.org.uk for more information.

We will be riding on cycle paths and the ride is relatively flat. We will be going at a reasonable pace and the ride will be led by cycle ride leaders, so everybody can join! Children are welcome under adult supervision.

When: Thursday 13th April at 10am to 12pm.
Meet up point: ELREC – 14 Forth Street EH1 3LH
Please register here: gerry@elrec.org.uk

We can lend a limited number of bikes at ELREC. Please get in touch by emailing cfc@elrec.org.uk if you need a bike and we’ll see if it can be provided.

Please bring:
• A road worthy bike
• Helmet
• Water
• Your own packed lunch.
• Sunscreen
• Waterproofs

We hope you’ll come and join our guided ride, meet new people from across Edinburgh, explore new cycle routes.

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 £10 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

Get in touch

The project would not run without the help of the amazing ELREC team and our funder, Paths for All! Thank you very much for all your support!

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