Cycle Training

Our contract with Cycle Confident will expire on Friday 12 April 2024. We are seeking to appoint a supplier to continue providing cycle training in Waltham Forest and will provide an update on this webpage shortly. If have any questions please call 020 8496 3000 or email

Free Dr Bike checks

We offer free Dr Bike sessions where our experienced mechanics check everything on your bike from wheels, brakes, gears and tyre pressure to lights, racks, pedals, saddles and more.  Any minor adjustments they can make to the bike they do there and then, and anything they can't fix on site they will let you know exactly what needs doing and a rough guide to what it should cost at a bike shop.

We currently do not have any Dr Bike sessions planned for the immediate future. We anticipate to deliver sessions again in Spring 2024 and will keep this webpage updated.

If you would like to suggest a location for an upcoming Dr Bike session, please email

All Ability Cycling Club

We work with Bikeworks to provide weekly All Ability Cycling Clubs. Following feedback from participants, sessions will now take place every Saturday alternating between Leyton Jubilee Park and Higham Hill Park between 10am and 12pm.

All equipment is provided and Bikeworks have a range of cycles including hand cycles, side by side cycles, recumbents and relaxed tricycles.

Please visit the Bikeworks website to find out the dates and locations of our next All Ability Cycling Club sessions. For further information, email

Man and lady riding a bike

Cycle awareness training for drivers

We offer free Safer Urban Driving training courses which have been designed for HGV (Heavy Good Vehicles) drivers to promote the safety and sharing of roads with vulnerable road users, with a focus on cyclists. Drivers participating in this course counts towards The Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

If your company is interested in participating please email

Bike maintenance courses

Waltham Forest provides regular free maintenance courses for residents and those who work and study in the borough. Each course typically lasts one day, and participants receive training on how to fix their cycles, repair simple punctures, maintain their chains, and check their brakes.

We currently do not have any bike maintenance courses planned for the immediate future. We anticipate to deliver sessions again in Spring 2024 and will keep this website updated.

Walking and Cycling Safety

When crossing the road, try to use the safest place such as:

  • Zebra Crossings
  • Toucan Crossings
  • Traffic Lights

Be aware of other road users at all times.  Remember HGV (Heavy Good Vehicles) have blind spots where you cannot always be seen.  Be aware of buses pulling in and out at bus stops and be alert as you cannot predict what other road users are going to do.

Keep up to date with your knowledge of the Highway Code and follow its advice.

Road safety at night

At night your bicycle must have a working:

  • White front light
  • Red rear light
  • Red reflector

Check them regularly to make sure they’re clean and working.

Be Bright, Be Seen

It’s difficult to see someone who is wearing darker clothing when the weather is wet and grey. It’s important to make yourself more visible to other road users during the darker days and at night. When its dark fluorescent colours are less effective, but white or light colours are easier to spot. Reflective material is most effective when it’s dark, as it reflects the light from vehicle headlights or streetlights.