Frequently asked questions

Arrangements to book lessons are kept simple and you won’t require ‘specialised’ equipment and clothing. Here are some guidelines but please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

How do I book a lesson? Simply phone or email to discuss your aims. If you decide to go ahead with a lesson we can then arrange a time.

Do I need to fill in any forms/paperwork? There are no forms or paperwork. We just require a few details such as phone/email. You will be asked to sign a consent form at the first lesson. All details are confidential and we never pass on your details to third parties.

Where does training take place? Learn to ride and Level 1 lessons take place on a school playground in Reigate, Surrey. Level 2/3 lessons take place on roads in Reigate and Redhill.

Do need a bike? Please bring your own bike which should be properly adjusted. We advise you on basic checks to ensure your bike is roadworthy on your first lesson. We can refuse to teach anyone with an unsuitable bike.

Can I borrow a bike? We lend bikes to adults beginners for £5 per lesson.

How long are the lessons? The length and number of lessons is up to you. Most people book lessons lasting between 1-2 hours. We don’t ‘hassle’ you after your lessons to book more. At the end of the first lesson we can advise you how many lessons you may need to become proficient.

What should I wear? We recommend beginners wear gloves or cycling mitts, long sleeves, comfortable long trousers, tucked into your socks and sensible shoes with ‘grippy’ soles. A helmet must fit you properly to be effective. We will advise you how to adjust it if you don't know how.

Will I be tested? There’s no test at any time. The National Standards works by continual assessment progressing through a series of stages with discussion, demonstration, drills and practise.

What does it cost? Lessons cost £30 an hour.

How and when do I pay for the lesson? You will be asked for payment at the end of each lesson. Please bring the correct amount in cash or make a cheque payable to J Spearman-Oxx.

Do I have to be fit? You will not be expected to exert yourself past your capacity. It is important to tell the trainer if you have any medical condition that may adversely effect cycle training and if the training is too physically demanding at any time. If you have any concerns over your health, please consult your doctor before booking lessons.