Cycling "Big Picture" Workshop

Workshop Information

Sessions restart in October 2022.
The Studio Barn, Manton (and surrounding village for a quick road ride if the weather is nice)

£20 for 2hr workshop. Payment via contactless card on the day.
Please bring your own bike, comfortable indoor cycling clothes and shoes and some waterproof/warm outdoor overclothes, a drink and a towel. Turbo trainers, risers and mats will be provided. All of our turbo trainers fit 26" mountain bike tires and 700c wheels which is most Road, Triathlon, TT, Cyclocross, Gravel, or Hybrid bikes. Cleats or cages over your toes are an advantage as it will allow you to do the single leg exercises but not essential for the majority of the session. If in doubt about your bike, please ask!
We are equipped with state of the Art UVC Air Sanitising Units to create a safe indoor environment in which to exercise.



A small group (max 12 people) workshop to give you the confidence and skills to work towards triathlons, longer rides & sportives or to join turbo training sessions without feeling out of place. We invite you to join us for a 2hr 'journey' through the essentials of becoming confident with your bike and riding efficiently. Most of the session is studio based with  emphasis on practical experience but with lots of information to break up the intensity of the session. You do not have to be super-fit to do this workshop so please don't worry; you go at your own speed and capability.
The workshop will cover: Personal safety tips for outdoor riding, especially in Autumn/Winter. Getting comfortable on your bike and how to make minor adjustments if needed. The "M" bike safety check before you ride. Basic skills of mounting & dismounting, cornering methods & braking. How gears work and how to select the right gear for the road ahead before it's too late! How to pedal smoothly and why it's important. Cadence; how to measure it; when to vary it and how to improve it. When to stand up out of the saddle and how to do it (and when not to!). What you need to know for group cycling; the etiquette for joining a group ride. Turbo training; how to mount your bike & what type of training you can do.