Learn to Balance and Ride (L2BR) and Developing Better Bike Control (DBBC)

,Whilst public courses work well for the majority of children, private sessions can be useful where a more intensive focus and/or slightly longer duration are likely to be needed.  Children with special educational needs often (but not always) benefit from private sessions. Adult learn to balance and ride sessions are always run as private sessions.

Learn to Balance and Ride and Developing Better Bike Control sessions are normally run at Sherwood Avenue Recreation Ground, Sherwood Avenue, St Albans AL4 9QL.  Parking is available.  Sessions can be run in other locations subject to there being a suitable training area and additional charges may apply.

Sessions are 75 minutes long and I provide balance bike, lightweight pedal bike and helmet.  

Prices for St Albans-based courses are as follows:

1 child (or adult) – £42

2 children – £75

3 children – £95

Second sessions, if required, cost £37 for one child, £65 for two and £80 for three.

Cancellations with 48 hours will incur a £10 charge.

To register your interest in a private L2BR and/or DBBC session please complete the registration form below. This will not commit you to anything.

On-road (Bikeability) training

On-road training is generally best delivered close to where the riding is actually likely to take place.  A plan is agreed in advance which will take into account the existing level(s) of experience, the level you want to ride at by the end of the training and the numbers and ages of the trainees.

Sessions vary in length from 45 minutes to 105 minutes typically and can be for up to 4 people (5 if a family group with one adult participating and 6 if two adults are participating).  Training costs £38 per hour excluding bike hire.  Additional charges for travel may apply.

Please complete the following form to register your interest in a private session.

Registration form for private sessions (L2BR, DBBC or on-road training)

I will respond to requests as soon as possible and will give you a call to discuss your requirements in more detail
and schedule a convenient time for the training.


To discuss your requirements call me on
T: 07941 061717 or email me at
E: phil@hertsbalance.uk

Phil Rowe