Come and check out the amazing range of refurbished bikes, and other cycle products and services, at our hub in Tilbury. There is a wide range of bikes available from child to adult sizes.
We offer Cycle Marking, bike accessories and components for sale, free bike checks and maintenance and repairs for your bike. Our mechanics are trained and accredited to Cytech level 3 and will be able to assist you with any questions or issues from a flat tyre, to having your bike serviced, through to more complex repairs.
Do you want to ride your new or existing bike more confidently? We can set up a FREE bike confidence or adult cycle training session. This training is completely tailored to you and your cycling needs, whether you want to go back to basics or just want more confidence for when you get back in the saddle. Ask any of our staff at the Hub or find further information in the section below.
The Hub works for the community and relies on your older unused cycles to be donated so that they can be serviced and refurbished to be loved by someone else. We welcome any old or unwanted bikes. Even if you think your bike can’t be ridden again, we can use any working parts to help bring other bikes back to life.
Come and visit the Hub at 43 Calcutta Road, Tilbury, RM18 7QT. We’re open Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm.
To find out more, contact us on 01375 844837 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ForwardMotion promotes the Bikeability training to all school age children and adults in the borough of Thurrock Council.
All schools in Thurrock are able to book Bikeability lessons for years 4, 6 and 7, which takes place during school hours. Your children’s schools will be able to tell you the dates they have booked with our instructors.
If your school has not already booked in lessons, contact our Road safety team at Road.Safety@thurrock.gov.uk. To avoid disappointment, please book early as certain times of the year get booked very quickly. Any out of school cycling activities are promoted on the Thurrock Council media pages.
- Level 1 is for children in year 4 that can ride a bike unaided. We cover safe starts and stops, signalling, looking over the shoulder, swerving and stopping the bike quickly with control.
- Level 2 is for children in year 6, who have good control of a bike. We cover starting and stopping a journey on the road, passing a parked vehicle, road positioning and what to do at a T-junction.
- Level 3 is for children in year 7 who have previously completed Level 2. We cover cycling on busier roads, filter lanes, traffic light, roundabouts as well as route planning.
Learn to Ride
These 1-hour sessions are on a 1:1 basis and are aimed at children aged five years and over that cannot ride a pedal bike unaided.
To express an interest and for more details please email: Road.Safety@thurrock.gov.uk
Adult training sessions
Do you want to feel more confident cycling on the roads in today’s traffic? Thurrock Council’s Road Safety Cycling Instructors offer FREE, one to one cycling training with a qualified cycling instructor.
Whether you have never been on a bike before and would like to learn how to ride now or just want a confidence boost, our training will be tailormade for you to help you achieve your cycling goals.
For more information on how Thurrock Council’s Road Safety Cycling Instructors can help you and to book a session, please email: Road.Safety@thurrock.gov.uk
Family Training Sessions
Do you want to enjoy family bike rides but feel one of the team is lacking in confidence or skills? Then family or group training sessions are perfect for you. You will attend two sessions lasting between one and two hours each, equalling three hours in total per family/group.
These sessions provide a tailored training package to help families / groups cycle together. It begins with an assessment of each family’s or group’s specific cycling goals and current cycling ability (carried out by an instructor), accompanied by online preparation, including route planning before off-road cycle training commences.
This is followed by on-road cycle training and may be further supplemented by post-training self-assessment and mentoring. Practice between training sessions, and pre/post-training self-assessment validated by instructor assessment, will help boost cycling skills and confidence. By the end of the module, at least one adult family / group member should have demonstrated National Standard assessment criteria to at least to Bikeability Level 2. They should be able to plan group rides and help others develop their cycling skills and confidence. Riders must be able to cycle (i.e., Set off, pedal, slow down and stop) prior to training, and this course is more effective if at least one adult has completed the Adult Cycle Training module.
For more information on these sessions, please email us Road.Safety@thurrock.gov.uk
Travelling is a personal experience; no one makes the exact same journeys as you do. ForwardMotion can provide you with guidance that is expertly tailored to you and your regular journeys.
Whether you are new to the area, tired of the regular traffic on your daily journey to work or school, or you just want to be healthier or more environmentally friendly, ForwardMotion is here to help. With a Personal Travel Plan, our experts can provide advice on the best way for you to get around the city as actively and healthily as possible.
We can work with you to create a Personal Travel Plan, highlighting different ways you could make your journey and the potential benefits of travelling differently – whether that’s saving money, getting home quicker, or becoming healthier.
Please email the team at TransportDevelopment@thurrock.gov.uk for more information or come to talk to our staff at the Tilbury Cycle Hub.