Learning to ride a bicycle is a rite of passage for every child. Transitioning from four to two wheels (or less) can prove a challenge, but every kid can achieve it with the right guidance and encouragement. If you’d prefer to leave it to the experts for in-depth cycling classes, look no further than our Little Steps go-to list that you and your kiddos can explore.
If it’s difficult to find time in your busy schedules to travel all the way to a cycling class, make them come to you instead! Doorstep Skating lives up to their name of teaching cycling right at your house wherever you are, and offers sessions of either one or two hours – enough time for any newbie to get a hang of the bike. Available for kids aged six and above, they’ll be mastering the wheels in no time!
Doorstep Skating, +65 8768 6836 (WhatsApp), doorstepskating.com
Cycle School SG, +65 9755 2844, cycleschoolsg.com
Whether you’re eight or 80 years old, it’s never too late to hop on a bike and get cycling! Biking Singapore’s children’s classes offer options of either private sessions or group learning, to allow better comfortability for novice cyclists. While private classes will allow more focused attention from the instructor, group lessons will allow children to better encourage and motivate each other through learning together!
Biking Singapore, +65 8388 2353, www.bikingsingapore.com
Kids aged six and above can enjoy lessons from Bike School according to their time and date availability, with bicycles provided that are customized to height as well. This allows students better posture while learning, and ensures health safety.. Once your little one has mastered their basic bicycle skills, they can also participate in their 3-day cycling camps during school holidays, and even join courses on bike maintenance.
Bike School, bikeschool.sg
Save yourself the hassle of painstakingly teaching the kids the ropes of the wheels, and let the folks at Learn To Cycle take over instead. Besides private and group lessons, kids can also sign up for classes together with their parents, making it a family bonding affair. There’s also Refresher and Safety Classes, to brush up on kids’ techniques and ready them for the public roads.
Learn To Cycle Singapore, +65 8388 2353, www.learntocyclesg.com
This popular bicycle rental shop along East Coast Park is a great introduction to the recreational activity, with lessons also provided by their friendly staff. With views of the sand and sea by your kid’s side, it will be the perfect setting for cycle practice. In a span of just a few hours, watch as your kid gradually get the hang of balancing and pedalling at the same time, and they’ll be set for long-distance at the park!
Coastline Leisure, multiple locations, +65 6443 3489, coastlineleisure.com.sg
The older generation used to pick up cycling around their homes and void decks, which why Hon Kah Trading is dedicated to providing that same experience for generations after generations. Taught by the store’s owner, Edmund, he patiently teaches every student different aspects from steering to safely going up and down slopes. Rest assured that your little learner will be in safe hands, with elbow and knee guards fully provided too.
Hon Kah Trading, #02-109 Block 4 Queens Road Singapore 260004, +65 9005 5062, cyclinglesson.com.sg
Singapore Cycling Federation, www.cycling.org.sg/courses
Located at the prime cycling park area of Punggol, Wheeelers is a bicycle rental shop with a conducive area for cyclists of every age. Families and kids tend to gather outside their spacious storefront to practice, before setting forth on a cycling adventure around the nearby Punggol Waterway Park and Coney Island. While the shop doesn’t offer official lessons, don’t hesitate to get some tips and advice from the experts working there!
Wheeelers, 11 Northshore Drive Singapore 828670, +65 6343 5102, www.wheeelers.com.sg
Two wheels is simple enough, but what about just one wheel? If your child is up for taking things to the extreme, they can register to pick up unicycling for free at Kallang or Bedok community club! Organised by an online group passionate about unicycling, they teach anyone 1.4m tall and above the skill of balancing on a single wheel. All ages are welcome too, so why not join your little one in the action!
Singapore Unicyclists, www.facebook.com/singaporeunicyclists