Did you know that getting on your bike regularly can help you lose weight, reduce stress and improve your fitness?
Cycling is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. It's one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine because it's a form of transport. It also saves you money, gets you fit and is good for the environment.
Free Cycle Skills training if you live, work or study in Barnet
Whether you're a first-time rider or a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills. We provide free courses to people aged 16 and over, tailored to each individual's abilities.
Learn to cycle with a free session. You'll practice in a safe, off-road environment with a fully qualified instructor. In a session you'll learn the basics, build skills and gain confidence to navigate your local area.
Improve your cycling skills and confidence. You'll start in a safe, off-road environment to refresh your cycling technique and develop new skills before moving on to practice on quiet roads.
Perfect your cycling techniques with a free one-to-one session with a fully qualified trainer. Improve your performance when dealing with complex junctions, heavy traffic or cycling at night and receive assurance that you are cycling efficiently and effectively.
Gain confidence and learn skills to cycle as a family with a free family cycling session. In the session a qualified instructor will teach you how to cycle with children, using quiet routes and parks.
Last year 657 individuals received Cycle Skills and Family training.
Register and book your session through Cycle Confident
To find out more, please email Barnet cycling
Free Online Cycle Skills Course
Whether you're new to cycling or just want to brush up on your skills, TfL’s free online Cycle Skills course provides easy to follow tips and advice to get you going.
There are four short modules to try. If you complete all four modules, you’ll receive a 15% discount code to save on Halfords own-brand cycle lights, locks and helmets.
- Tips to get you and your cycle prepared for the road
- How to start cycling on the road safely and responsibly
- Tips to brush up on your cycling skills
- How to cycle in a group with children or adults
A temporary segregated cycle lane along the A1000
To encourage cycling we are developing a temporary segregated cycle lane along the A1000.
The A1000 is a main north to south route through the borough with further links southwards into central London.
The A1000 links the town centres of Chipping Barnet, North Finchley and East Finchley, and transport hubs in High Barnet, Woodside Park and East Finchley.
We have been successful in attracting funding from central government and Transport for London for the first section of the cycle lane.
Our engineers have designed this first section of the route, from the boundary with Haringey to just south of North Finchley Town Centre.
Construction of this section of the cycle lane is scheduled to start the 21st of September and will take around 4 weeks.
To allow for the cycle lane, some parking bays will be suspended and sections of traffic lanes will be reallocated for the use of cycling.
View the latest design layout of each section of the cycle route (updated 21 September):
Over the next 18 months we will decide whether to continue the segregated cycle lane permanently. We will take into consideration all comments received from the public before making this decision.
If you have any queries regarding the cycle lane please email Traffic Consultations using the reference: A1000 Phase 1.
Bike routes in Barnet parks
Our Marked and Measured Routes located in many of our parks around the borough are pre-planned routes that people of all ages and abilities can ride at their own convenience.
NHS Choices provides more information about cycling and equipment needed to get you started.
Cycling to school
Cycling to school can be a convenient and healthy way to get to school, more information can be found on our walking and cycling to school page
Bicycle security marking
If you are interested in getting your bicycle security marked, please get in contact with the Metropolitan Police's Barnet Safer Transport Team.
Telephone: 0208 733 5570 or email Safer Transport Team
The Barnet Safer Transport Team are offering free bicycle security marking for anyone who lives, works or studies in Barnet. The initiative is free of charge and they will attend a home or work address or educational establishment.