Learn to Ride

Rider Education

Mini Bikers - Toddlers on Bikes

& Kindergarten Incursion Program

Authorised retailer of ByK Kids Bike

Bike Skills provides Learn to Ride and Rider Education training to bicycle users of all ages and abilities in Melbourne. Our mission is to equip the rider with the skills required to make their ride enjoyable, fun and safe.

We have experience teaching kids with ASD, DCD, ADHD, Dyspraxia, Anxiety and other developmental delay. All are welcomed and we adapt our services to suit the needs and abilities of our students.

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Our Services

Learn To Ride Program

This is designed for kids to ditch their training wheels. They will learn basic bike riding skills including how to mount and dismount, start and stop, brake, cornering both at speed and slowly, scanning, riding in a straight line and slow riding techniques amongst others

Adult Skills Development and Rider Education

The program runs for 4 hours and covers Basic Bike maintenance and set-up, skills exercises like braking, cornering, uphill and downhill riding, gear changing, riding in groups and riders’ etiquette as well as open road traffic riding.

Ride to Work and City Riding

This course provides the skills required for riders’ to confidently travel through the City. The training session focusses on high-traffic riding, tram tracks and potential hazards, performing hook turns, and specialised bike handling skills.

Buy a ByK Bike

To purchase one of the safest and best kids bike on the market, click on the link and follow the instructions. We also provide advice regarding which bike to buy and can arrange a "try before you buy" at our training facility.

Mini Bikers

Our toddlers balanceability program aims at introducing children to bike riding from a very young age. Our sessions are designed to improve balance skills and strengthen gross and fine motor skills.

"Wonderful Teacher" - Leyla

"Can’t express our gratitude to Thierry, he is an absolutely wonderful teacher and his patience and ability to communicate calmly and effectively with kids is such a positive. My 6 year old was riding in his first lesson and by the end of our course he was confident and had all the skills to be a safe rider! Can’t recommend the program enough. Once again thank you Thierry for all your work!"

"Happy Tears" - Caroline

"We cannot thank Thierry enough. We tried to help our 8yo son learn how to a bike - but every attempt ended in tears. When I heard about Thierry ... I could not wait. Our son on his 2nd lesson was riding. Happy tears rolling down my face - could not believe what I was seeing. We also bought byK bike from Thierry and our boy loves it. Thank you Thierry. Look forward to joining your holiday programs."

"Wonderful Program" - Kaz

"Bike skills is a wonderful program! Thierry had my 6 year old riding on the first lesson. He finished the 4 lessons full of confidence. Thank you Thierry for helping our son learn to ride."

"Amazing Service" - Troy

"This is an amazing service that I highly recommended my son who is autistic picked up all the necessary skills to ride independently"

"Absolutely Amazing" - Melissa

"Absolutely amazing! I didn't think it would be possible, but our terrified of falling 6 year old daughter was actually riding confidently after just 4 lessons. Thanks so much Thierry, Sadie was disappointed when her lessons came to an end! Will be recommending you to all our friends"

"Thank You" - Nina

"Thierry at Bike Skills is an amazing teacher. My child had completely lost their confidence after struggling without training wheels. Thierry's patience and calm manner, while moving that seat down and gradually up so many times in a lesson... My child had training wheels off and riding independently in the first session. My child has their smile back. After three sessions they are now riding to school with friends. Thank you."

"Truly Amazed" - Karen-Christina

"After various attempts to get our son to ride without training wheels, he was scared and was refusing to keep trying. So we turned to Bike Skills and we were truly amazed at how quickly our son managed to independently ride his bike.He was no longer scared, was excited about riding and gained more and more confidence at each lessons. Being busy parents we would not have been able to achieve this that quickly and so smoothly. Thank you Thierry. Would highly recommend!"

"Truly Amazed" - Karen-Christina

"After various attempts to get our son to ride without training wheels, he was scared and was refusing to keep trying. So we turned to Bike Skills and we were truly amazed at how quickly our son managed to independently ride his bike.He was no longer scared, was excited about riding and gained more and more confidence at each lessons. Being busy parents we would not have been able to achieve this that quickly and so smoothly. Thank you Thierry. Would highly recommend!"

"Patience And Encouragement" - Lisa

"We are so glad we sent our very apprehensive 5 year old for learn to ride lessons with you. Molly was able to ride on her own by the end of the first lesson and it gave her so much confidence. Your patience and encouragement has given her such a passion for bike riding. Her and her sister are looking forward to doing some more lessons with with. Thank you!"

"Well Worth The Time!" - Nicola

"Thierry is a great and patient teacher and got my very cautious 5.5 year old off and away riding over 3 x 45 minute sessions. Well worth the time! Thanks again Thierry."

"Highly Recommend" - Mary

"Thank you so much Thierry for your gentle and patient nature. Max did so well with the Skills Express class and Molly absolutely thrived in her Learn to Ride sessions. I would highly recommend Bike Skills for any child that is reluctant to learn to ride."

"Very Professional" - Reena

"Thank you so much Thierry for teaching Divya bike ride. Highly recommended Bike skills, Theirry is very professional and has patience with kids. My daughter struggled with bike ride but with Theirry, on her first lesson she was was able to ride bike own her own. Thank you very much"

"Definitely Recommend" - Sarah

"Thank you Thierry for helping Ryan with his bike riding skills. Thierry is an excellent and patient teacher, and Ryan has gained so much confidence, has improved his balance and speed so much and best of all really enjoys riding his bike now. Definitely recommend!"

"Thierry Is Superb" - Sabine

"Thierry is superb - my son learned how to ride in a few short sessions. He is so confident and excited about riding now. Couldn’t recommend Thierry enough."

"Amazing" - Adam

"Thierry was amazing and had our child riding in the first lesson, highly recommended!"

"Always Encouraging" - Veronika

"Thierry, thank you for helping Daniel learn how to ride his bike. You were so great, always encouraging! You made him feel safe and confident with your gentle and calm approach. Highly recommend Bike Skills to anyone who is new to riding or just needs improvement! Once again THANK YOU!"

"Thierry Was Great" - Melanie

"Thierry was great getting my son riding. We had a number of attempts teaching him to go from training to two wheels but he lacked the confidence. He quickly moved into two wheels and learned some skills to keep practicing with."

"Thierry To The Rescue!" - Emily

"Thank you so much for giving Lola such confidence on her bike! After trying unsuccessfully many times to teach my daughter myself it was Thierry to the rescue! Thierry was beyond patient, gentle and reassuring and has given Lola so much confidence in riding her bike minus the training wheels would highly recommend these classes."

"Engaging Teacher" - Carlo

"A fantastic,fun and structured program with a great engaging teacher, Thierry. He focuses on the child's weakness and gets the best out of them while building up their confidence with the technical skills to match. Got my son, who had lost his confidence, riding a bike in 2 sessions! Awesome and worth it! Thank you Thierry."

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