Learning to cycle with confidence and safety

NCA are an accredited DFT Bikeability provider and present cycle training lessons on behalf of Road Safety Teams and Sports Partnerships.

Call 0161 796 6221 to book or email

At NCA Academy, we offer Bikeability training courses for all levels. Discover the joy of cycling with NCA Academy! Explore our diverse training programme, designed to cater to cyclists of all levels, from beginners to advanced riders. Find cycle training that suits your needs and skill level. For those looking to start cycling from scratch, our ‘Bikeability Learn to Ride’ courses are designed to introduce beginners to the joy of cycling.

As such, you can find the one that suits you best. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced cyclist, there’s always something new to learn. You might:

  • Start from the beginning at Level 1 and;
  • Train all the way through to Bikeability Level 3 training or;
  • Dive in with Level 3 Bikeability if you already have lots of cycling experience.

There’s always something new to learn!

At NCA Academy, bikeability is our primary focus. We understand that everyone has different needs and goals. NCA exists to make it easy and fun for everyone to get out and enjoy cycling. Whether that means a ride in the park, commuting to work, school or an adventurous exploration further afield on the weekends.

We offer bikeability training courses for cyclists at all levels. For our youngest riders, we also offer introductory courses featuring balance bikes, providing a perfect starting point for their cycling journey. All levels are catered for, such as complete beginners at Level 1.

For those looking to acquire more advanced bike handling skills, we offer specialised courses like “level 2 bikeability” and Bikeability Level 3 training. Additionally, we provide courses tailored for adults who either want to learn how to ride a bike for the first time or get back into cycling after many years away. Book your course today.

To find out more about bikeability or to book a course, please contact us on 0161 796 6221. Alternatively, send an email to

Bikeability Level 1

Level 1

During Bikeability Level 1 training, you learn to control and master your bike. The cycle training takes place in an environment away from cars or traffic – usually in a playground or closed car park.

bikeability level 2

Level 2

During Level 2 Bikeability training you will get out on the roads with expert cycling lessons in Manchester! Level 2 coached sessions give you a real cycling experience on quiet residential streets so that you are able to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school. Explore our comprehensive Level 2 courses for cyclists seeking to enhance their on-road skills.

bikeability level 3 training

Level 3

During Bikeability Level 3 training you will learn the skills to tackle more technical, challenging roads and traffic situations. Amongst others, roundabouts, multi-lane junctions and traffic lights are discussed and ridden. Delivered in smaller groups, or as a one-to-one, the Level 3 Bikeability training can be tailored to your individual needs. We can help to plan your route and then ride it, such as a commuting route to work or college.

Bikeability Level 4

Level Plus

Bikeability Plus is made up of a number of different modules you can add on to aid cycling skills progression:

  • Fix
  • Balance
  • Learn to Ride
  • Transition
  • Ride
  • Promotion
  • On Show
  • Bus
what mums and dads say

“Thank you for helping Charlie get back her confidence with her bike. It was well worth the money and it was brilliant to see her smiling all the way through.”

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Based at Philips Park in Whitefield

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