Cycling Activities for Children, Young people and Families.

  • Go MTB Award Centre
  • Community Cycling Groups
  • Bikeability
  • PE Sessions and After School Clubs
  • Balance Bike Training
  • Holiday Cycling Academies


Stage 1 Cycles is the leading provider of cycling activities in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. As a registered Adventurous Activities provider you can be confident in the safety and quality of our activities. Cycling is a fun and healthy way of accessing the outdoors. Our activities aim to ensure children are confident on their bikes, allowing them the freedom to go out on their own, play with friends or even go to school the best way – by bike!

Community Cycling Groups (in collaboration with Wensleydale Fitness, Askrigg)

We deliver two childrens Saturday cycling clubs between March and October. The club is divided into an under 10s group based on a traffic free area and an over 10s group who follow local trails. Both groups enjoy the opportunity to participate in away days.


Go MTB Award Centre

Stage 1 Cycles is a certified training centre able to deliver mountain bike courses to all standard of riders through the Go MTB award scheme. Go MTB is a progressive mountain bike achievement award that enables children and young people to advance their technical riding skills as well as learning how to look after themselves, their bike, the environment and other people. We are happy to deliver one off taster MTB sessions as well as longer courses including contributions towards sports qualifications such as BTEC. Look out for our popular holiday cycling academies.


National Cycling Award Scheme, Bikeability 

We are an accredited Bikeability Centre. Instructors are all qualified National Standard Instructors and deliver Bikeability in North Yorkshire Schools. Bikeability is Cycling Proficiency for 21st Century preparing children to be road ready. All our experienced instructors are fully DBS checked and in addition hold many other coaching, teaching and first aid qualifications. As well as delivering sessions we are able to provide bikes ensuring the course is inclusive to all.


Balance Bike training 

Cycling fun for the little ones. Our balance bike sessions are designed with younger riders in mind. This is a mobile session particularly suitable for nursery schools, playgroups and even indoor parties. The course is designed for children who are beginners. Sessions are delivered using pedal free bikes and are great fun.


“Brilliant place to take the kids for biking. Staff brill and really patient with everyone (Inc.parents!!) Great routes and great tuition…..”

“incredible customer service and unrivalled advice for me as a complete beginner-cyclist. Mike and Helen go out of their way to deliver an exceptional service. Can't recommend highly enough….”


For more information on our courses please contact
Helen Pollard, Stage 1 Cycles coaching director. 01969 666873