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Welcome to the area of the website for cycling in Luton. Why not plan your cycle journey in Luton? Visit to find out more.

Cycling in Luton

Cycling and walking are excellent forms of active travel. With the right equipment, cycling is suitable for most people of varying ages and ability. It’s a low-impact form of exercise, which means it will help you get fitter but is gentle on your joints making it a great form of travel as well as leisure activity.

Active travel can help to reduce the risks of developing health problems such as type 2 diabetes, asthma and even mental health disorders. People who are active feel fresher and healthier through the day. They are also less likely to get sick.

Download our Luton Cycle Map and Guide

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Making cycling easier

Making Cycling E-asier (MCE) is funded by Department for Transport and aims to support communities across England.

MCE offers free one-month loans of a wide range of electric bikes and cycles in different sizes to meet your needs, including:

  • e-bikes
  • non-standard e-cycles
  • e-cargo bikes

In addition to free e-cycle loans, the scheme also offers skills and confidence sessions to encourage people to consider e-cycles as an active travel option for everyday journeys.

With e-cycles provided by top brands, you’ll also receive accessories such as a battery charger, lights and a lock, along with expert support. For more information or to loan an e-cycle, visit Making Cycling E-asier.

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Bikeability cycle training

Bikeability is the government’s national cycle training programme. It helps riders learn practical skills and understanding to ride on today’s roads. Bikeability is not just for children.  Qualified Bikeability instructors help adults learn to ride, improve their confidence and develop their road skills too. 

The council is working to:

  • nurture a culture of well-maintained/roadworthy bikes in Luton
  • instil a feeling of confidence and safety for cycle users in Luton
  • consistently demonstrate correct cycling position and ways of communicating to other road users
  • to increase the number of people using cycles confidently and regularly in and around Luton

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The course covers the theory and practical required to reach the National Standard for Bikeability cycle instructors.

To become qualified you will need to attend a four day course and complete a post course assessment.

On completion of the course, you'll be able to:

  • train anyone from beginner to advanced riders following national standards for cycling
  • train adults and children

For further information about becoming a cycle instructor please visit Bikeability – How to become an instructor

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L&D Cycle Forum

Luton and Dunstable Cycle Forum are a group of local cyclists and supporters of cycling.

The forum works with us, Central Bedfordshire Council, Sustrans Active Travel and local cycling clubs to promote cycling for active travel and health.

They hold meetings four times a year: twice in Luton and twice in Dunstable. There may also be additional meetings to include workshops on specific topics or social meetings.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings and the forum is keen to reach a wide audience from Luton and Dunstable to encourage cycling.

The aims of the cycling forum are:

  • to promote cycling in Luton and Dunstable
  • to support and join together local cycling groups
  • to receive reports on cycling at the main meetings from LBC, Central Bedfordshire Council and Sustrans Active Travel
  • to encourage new members to join the forum

Contact the forum at the email address below for details of the next meeting, or view their Facebook page for full details.

Email: [email protected]

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Useful links

Cycling is not only good for exercise but is also known to reduce stress levels, anxiety, and promote mindfulness. Below you will find useful links that will provide more cycling information:

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