The Family Cycling Centre needs you!

We are looking for volunteers to help in lots of areas. If you can offer us a day or week, or something more regularly, we would love to hear from you. Here’s a short video featuring some of our volunteers.

We provide training and support and can offer volunteering opportunities and placements to:

  • Individuals
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students
  • Work experience and work placement students
  • Businesses as part of their corporate social responsibility programmes
  • Groups such as Guides/Scouts, Women’s Institute, Round Table etc

Individual volunteers

Assist with sessions

Our cycling instructors would appreciate help running our cycling sessions. No prior experience needed. For more details about this role download a ‘Volunteer Expression of Interest’ of interest form.

Work on Bristol Bike Project’s bike maintenance projectsCurrently on hold due to Covid-19

The Bristol Bike Project runs sessions called the “Social Cycle” every Thursday during term time at the Family Cycling Centre, teaching basic bike maintenance skills to school students in the Centre’s workshop. For more details about this role download a ‘Volunteer Expression of Interest’ form.

Offer cycling advice

One of our aims is to give people the confidence to cycle more, outside the Family Cycling Centre. We are looking for volunteers to run a stall at our busy times to offer our cycling maps; talk to people about bike routes, cycle training and led rides; and offer basic advice about buying bikes. For more details about this role download a ‘Volunteer Expression of Interest’ form.

Gardening and grounds maintenance

We would love some help building planters and planting plants and flowers around the Centre. We are also keen to talk to people or groups who could help us turn some of our lands into vegetable plots.  If you like to DIY, we have some painting and tiling jobs that we would appreciate help with.


A British Cycling coach offers adult and children’s sessions at the Centre. Please let us know if you would like to assist. No experience of coaching required. If you can volunteer regularly, there is a chance we can part-fund a Level 1 coaching course.

Ride leaders

We would love to offer more rides off-site, using our bikes if needed (including our trailer bikes). We can put you in touch with British Cycling, which runs free ride leader courses.

For an informal chat about volunteering, email or call the Centre on 01275 832800.

Volunteer expression of interest form

Corporate / Group volunteering

Regardless of the size of your business or group, we would love to have your team volunteer for a day (or more regularly). Read more about our corporate volunteering programme here.

Join our Friends Group

Our Friends of the Family Cycling Centre Group will raise funds, offer feedback and spread the word about the Centre.

More info

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Bristol Family Cycling Centre

About Bristol Family Cycling Centre is a cycle skills training facility, helping people of all ages and abilities to learn to ride a bike in …

Types of cycles

Discover the types of bikes available to rent at Bristol Family Cycling Centre.

Frequently asked questions

We hope you’ll find the answers to our most frequently asked questions here. If not, feel free to get in touch.

Cycle superheroes

A session run in partnership with Bristol Bike Project where students learn cycling techniques and develop bike maintenance skills in a supportive, small group.