Can’t Cycle – Love to Learn?

The Bike Medic Scheme is perfect for those who are already comfortable in the saddle. But what about those who can’t cycle or feel a little nervous out on the road? There’s now a chance to learn with a free training scheme, open to NHS staff, their family members as well as our patients and their carers (aged 16 plus).

This is a really positive opportunity to help improve your physical and mental health with support from Cycling Scotland.

Essential Cycling Skills are two-hour practical training modules for anyone who wants to develop their confidence on a bicycle. There are three distinct modules, depending on your experience:

  • Absolute beginners – This session is for people who have always wanted to cycle, but never had the chance. Instructors will help you develop balance on two wheels before introducing pedalling.
  • Introduction to on-road – This session is for anyone who enjoys cycling on paths but is nervous about going on road. Instructors will introduce you to on-road cycling in a range of quiet locations and simple road layouts.
  • Everyday commuter– This session is for people preparing to commute by bike. The instructors will cover more complex junctions, route planning, and provide tips on roadside repairs.

You don’t need any specific skills other than the desire to be more confident on your bike. Bikes and helmets can also be provided, if required. However, it is recommended you use your own bike (including ebikes) if you have one.

For more information or to register for a training session please contact: Marianne Scott, Regional Cycle Training & Development Officer (Cycling Scotland/Tactran – Angus, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Stirling) on 07423436803 or email

Training sessions take place in Stirling.