Rich is a qualified National Standards Instructor in cycling, holds current enhanced DBS clearance, and regularly provides cycle training in local primary schools. He is also fully insured for both the mechanic side of the business and the cycle training.
Having completed training in October 2017 with Herts County Council's Cycle Team, Rich has worked with them since then and helped to train hundreds of children how to ride safely on the roads. Working with another company based in Stevenage, he has also taught a variety of professional drivers as part of their Safe Urban Driving and VanSmart courses.
We firmly believe that cycling should be available to anyone who wants to take part, and fear of riding on the roads should not prevent anyone from doing it. Cycle training can help reduce or even rid you of those fears (it's nowhere near as dangerous as social media would have you believe!) while increasing your enjoyment at the same time. Even cyclists with years of experience and many miles under their belts can learn something to help them stay safer on the roads.
As mentioned above, we want everyone who would like to cycle to be able to do so, and costs shouldn't be a barrier. for that reason, a one-hour session with us is just £25.
Small group sessions are available, at a slightly reduced rate. The maximum group size is 6 adults, or 4 children in order to ensure every participant gets the maximum benefit.
Often a one-off session
For the cyclist who's been off the bike for a while, or who just wants a session to build confidence using the roads.
Usually one to two sessions
Off-road training, covering the basics of cycling (right from the very beginning where needed). Trainees are taught how to prepare themselves and the bike for a ride, and then how to control a bicycle.
Introduction to On-Road Cycling
Usually two to three sessions, depending on the individual
A grounding in on-road training, this stage begins with starting and stopping a journey, through standard riding positions and how to approach and take junctions, all in mild to moderate traffic conditions. The idea is to give the cyclist(s) the confidence and skill to complete a short journey, and prepare them to commute to school or work (further training would be recommended in very busy areas, or where the commute is longer and includes more complex junctions).
Advanced Road Cycling
Usually two to three sessions, depending on the individual The last stage of training, dealing with more complex junctions (multi-lane roundabouts, traffic-light controlled junctions) and busier traffic conditions, sometimes including the use of dual carriageways. After completion of this level, most cyclists will be confident enough to complete most journeys solo, with the commute a particular aim for many.
Although we can guide you through the practical section of both Safe Urban Driving (for FORS Silver compliance) and VanSmart, RJH CS are not able to provide any CPC. We do, however, work with a company in Stevenage who are setup to provide this training, and would be happy to put you in touch with them.