Cycling Brisbane is Brisbane City Council’s travel behaviour change program which aims to encourage and support more people to ride, more often.
Since 2014, Cycling Brisbane has supported thousands of people to learn to ride, build confidence and skills to ride throughout Brisbane.
Brisbane City Council will be inviting businesses in the bike coaching industry to support the program through the delivery of skills workshops across Brisbane. Workshops range from kids learning to ride through to bike maintenance and women’s only mountain biking.
All instructors must have the following:
If you would like to be invited to tender for the delivery of specific workshop categories, complete the bike skills provider form.
Cycling Brisbane runs regular bike skills workshops across the city for all ages and abilities – from 5 and up – so there is sure to be something for you.
We use qualified trainers who are very experienced in helping people of all abilities and backgrounds to learn the skills they need to ride a bike where they want to: on bikeways, mountain biking trails or roads. Take a look at the upcoming sessions.
Read more about our trainers below:
“When it comes to coaching, we run a wide range of classes from Learn to Ride (using what we call the 'balance bike approach'), all the way through to advanced jumping skills for BMX & MTB."
Workshops run by RampFest:
With over twenty-two years of working on bikes and a lot of time spent on the road, Mark from Velo Van can pass on a wealth of experience about repairs and maintenance of all cycle types.
Rather than being handed a bike with a "there you go, see ya" attitude, Mark works to pass on knowledge so that riders understand how to best enjoy their time on their bike. Through clear demonstration and guiding riders with hands-on practice, anyone can maintain their bike from the basic tasks of changing a flat tube to fitting and tuning new gears.
With a true passion for riding in more remote areas like the mountains of Italy, Mark knows more than a few tips to keep a bike rolling regardless of what the mechanical gremlins and the road throw at you.
Workshops run by Mark from Velo Van:
Roadie Rob has been running his bike school for more than 15 years. He discovered his love for riding at a young age, which developed into a passion for triathlons, where he was an Australian representative for 6 years at the Triathlon World Cup. After competing at a national level, he was often asked for riding advice which is where his passion for coaching started. In his 15 years as a coach, Rob has learned more from beginners than professional riders, and understands that patience is key. His motto as a coach is “smiles are more important than medals.”
Workshops run by Roadie Rob:
Michael from Spoke Sixteen’s riding history began in 1988 when frames were steel and hand-made. He is an accredited road and track coach, and an active rider recently riding in the Peaks Challenge events covering 235km in a day! Michael has a degree in Sports Science and his research project was Nutritional Requirements for Cycling Competition. Michael is a coach of athletes worldwide with the Track Cycling Academy, and currently serving Australian Defence Force personnel, migrant children at Milpera State High School and the children of Brisbane in our lovely parks. He likes getting outdoors and has just bought a basket for his single-speed bike to carry more things on bike trips.
Workshops run by Spoke Sixteen:
Emily comes from a sporting events management background, and has a passion for promoting the slogan ‘outdoors is free’. A former Australian Age Group Triathlete, Emily now enjoys keeping up her riding and running fitness while balancing family and work life. Emily says that passing on her passion for bike riding to the next generation has been very rewarding: “There’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing a child go from training wheels to riding with nothing but confidence in a one hour workshop.”
Workshops run by Emily from BEAKA:
Leighton has a long history in the aviation industry. In 2023, he traded his wings for wheels, buying Brisbane by Bicycle with its 10 year history of guiding bike tours around Brisbane. Leighton enjoys taking guided rides at a leisurely pace so all riders can enjoy the sights, sounds, people and places of Brisbane. Leighton loves introducing our residents and visitors to the hundreds of kilometres of bikeways around our beautiful city as well as some great spots to stop for a coffee.