Our mission

Why take cycling lessons?

Het Fietscollege strives to increase cycling safety and proficiency. Cycling is healthy, inexpensive, fun and contributes greatly to a better environment. We give cycling lessons to anyone who is interested. Our lessons are given in accordance with the Cycling Union’s safety and quality standards.

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Beginners

If you’re not yet able to ride a bike, you’ll learn the basic skills and techniques of cycling first. You’ll basically learn how to control the bicycle. We’ll teach you – among other things – how to keep your balance, to steer with ease, to look over your shoulder and to give hand signals, to hop on the bike and cycle in straight line when the light turns green, how to break and safely hop off your bike and how to make an emergency stop. The lessons will be in your own tempo. We know from experience that the average beginner needs about 10 one-hour lessons.

Advanced

If you’re already able to ride a bike, it’s time for the next step: to move safely through traffic with enough confidence. We’ll supervise you while you cycle through the city. You’ll learn how to view traffic from the perspective of a cyclist. You’ll learn how to handle obstacles like tram rails and speed bumps. In addition, traffic insights and detailed knowledge of traffic rules will be given. Depending on how quickly you learn, you’ll need between 3 and 7 hours of instruction.

You’re also more than welcome at Het Fietscollege if you:

  • Simply wish to practice cycling in busy city traffic with us for an hour
  • Want to refresh your traffic knowledge and insights
  • Wonder if you’re still versatile enough and react adequately in traffic
  • Want to learn how to cycle a difficult (daily) route
  • Want to practice cycling in the dark or in bad weather
  • Want to learn how to carry out small repairs or simply how to fix a flat tyre