Cycle Training Providers

Want to improve your cycling skills?

Unsure where to position yourself at junctions? Fancy cycling to work but need help to practice a route? Never been on a bike? Here is a list of cycling training providers:

Monty's Bike Hub

Josh Allen, email 

MONTY'S BIKE HUB is a social enterprise and charity supporting all things cycling in the east of Southampton.

You can also message Monty's on Facebook.

Sound Cycling

Eleanor van der Hoest, telephone: 07952 314768, email

“I learnt to ride as an adult myself so I understand what it’s like to make that leap of faith! The thrill and freedom of going places under my own steam is still with me.  Many years of cycling later, I was inspired to train as a cycling instructor to help others start or restart riding. There are so many good reasons to cycle and my friendly, supportive, one-to-one tuition can give you the skills and confidence to get riding - and be a positive presence on our roads.”


Dilys Gartside, telephone: 01258 860 157 or 07751 044365, email

"Having cycle commuted to work for years as a solicitor, in 2005 I qualified as a freelance cycling instructor and set up Cyclewise in Southampton to teach, both adults and children of any age or ability, the joys and skills to ride a bicycle as a mode of transport.  

In Jan 2023, I gained 1st4sportLevel2 recognition, being the updated qualification required by all cycling instructors.

When not teaching, I am leading rides for less confident folk and campaigning for safer cycling, particularly the 20sPlenty movement seeking a reduction in the default speed limit in built up areas from 30mph to 20mph, at which most errors can be avoided or walked away from. 

I'm now based in North Dorset but cover locations from there to Southampton where I still regularly teach.”


Vincent Licence, telephone: 07845 306940, email

"I provide cycle skills tuition to all age groups, from absolute beginners to more experienced cyclists, in groups or 1-1 tuition. As an experienced HGV and car driver as well as a cyclist, I can provide tips on assessing risks at challenging junctions and ways to improve communication with other road users. In addition, I specialise in providing cycle skills to children and adults with special needs."

On Your Bike Cycle Training

Adrian Woolley, telephone: 07900 016716, email or visit Facebook.

"My mission is to get more people cycling for everyday journeys by coaching safer cycling. I'm currently a Child Workforce School Sports Coach and have been since September 2013. I have skills, expertise and interests in sports and outdoor activities and I have proven experience of building rapport and engaging with trainees. I pride myself in motivating others to reach their full potential."

Happy cycling!