Life Cycle Loves Lockleaze

Cycling activities and adventures for all ages in Lockleaze

A couple (young man and young woman) cycle side by side on a wooded cycle path with their small child in a seat at the front of the woman's bike. They are all looking at the camera and smiling.

April - September



We’re bringing our cycling activities to Lockleaze! From local Bike Rides to Dr Bikes, Cycle Lessons for adults and activities for kids – we’re here to help you access the joy and freedom of cycling.


Our activities are based, or set off from Lockleaze Adventure Playground (The Vench).

What’s on offer?

Scroll down to choose from a selection of cycling activities - all offered free of charge.

Image: One of Life Cycle's Cycling Instructors helps a young woman to navigate a junction.

Cycle Lessons for Adults

No matter what your goals are, our friendly Cycle Instructors can help! Each one-hour session is tailored to you, whether you’re looking to get back on a bike, tackle a tricky commute, or discover safe cycle routes for leisure. Bikes and helmets are available to borrow.

How to book

School holidays

Drop in between 10 am and 2 pm, every Thursday.

Term time

Book a Cycle Lesson, most Thursdays between 2 pm – 6 pm.

Image: Life Cycle's Dr Bike mechanic carries out a bike check.

Dr Bike

Is your bike making funny noises? Worried your cycle isn’t safe? Our qualified mechanics provide free safety checks and service key components, including adjusting or replacing brake blocks, tuning gears, and fixing punctures.

How to book

School holidays

Drop in between 10 am and 2 pm, every Thursday.

Term time

Book a Dr Bike appointment, most Thursdays between 2 pm – 6 pm.

Image: Life Cycle's mechanic sets up a bike display at our Horfield-based workshop.

Get £150 off a refurbished bike

We’re offering £150 off a refurbished bike, thanks to funding from Travelwest.

How to claim

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Wait to be approved.
  3. Once approved: Visit our bike workshop in Horfield (map and opening hours).

You can also get £80 off a bike service. Once your application has been approved, call 07884990920 to book.

Image: A group bike ride through some sunny woodland.

Group bike rides

Led by qualified Ride Leaders and supported by friendly volunteers, we have a great selection of routes for beginners and returners to cycling. Explore quiet roads and cycle paths around Lockleaze, with the all-important stop for coffee and cake!

How to book

Send us an email with your name and contact number and we’ll be in touch soon.

Image: A led group ride for young people at our Youth Project.

Youth Project

Join us every Tuesday from, 3.30 - 5.30 pm for fun, bikey activities for kids at The Vench. Feel free to bring your bike, or borrow children's bikes from us.

How to book

Drop in to the Vench.

Meet the team

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More info and FAQs

More questions? Check below for more information.

What if I have health or access needs?

What others say

“I have such good memories of our sessions and I really appreciate how you taught me with such kindness, patience and understanding... Knowing when I needed to be brave and when it was better for you to take the lead. Thank you again and anyone who has you as their guide is very lucky.”


“I know how to fix my brakes! I even showed my Dad how to do it and he was surprised"

Nish (name changed)