Learning to Ride

Thinking of cycling to work?

Here is a guide for essential cycling skills to help you from choosing the right bike, to skillfully manoeuvring on roads.

Click here for the guide

 Some misconceptions about cycling come up, again and again.

Here are some truths behind the myths :

Myth: Cyclists shouldn’t be in the middle of the road

Fact: It’s legal for people to cycle in the middle of a lane and it’s sometimes the safest place.

Myth: Cyclists don’t pay road tax

Fact: Everyone pays for our roads through general and local taxation.

Myth: There’s no cycle proficiency training these days.

Fact: Cycle proficiency training is still happening in schools across Scotland… it’s just called something else now – Bikeability Scotland.

Myth: Cars have right of way over bikes

Fact: People on bikes have equal rights to people in any vehicle.

Myth: Cycling two abreast is illegal

Fact: It’s legal for people to cycle side by side on roads in Scotland.