If you want to cycle but need help I can recommend Charlie (see below). DM me and I'll tell you what I know about him and pass his details on.
He is an accredited freelance instructor insured to provide cycle activities through Cycling UK including bikeability training. Key workers get free help, I'm afraid everyone else pays.
As he says: I have delivered lessons up to level 3 as paid and voluntarily to key workers and 1 family group ( of four) using safe distancing guidelines and without issue. I have also ridden with and supported one gentleman who had narrowly avoided a serious incident at a roundabout by not positioning himself correctly. Of the others only those who declared and subsequently demonstrated good control of their bicycle were offered on road training.
The lessons were of 1 hour to 1 hour twenty duration and only 1 person needed two lessons which was mainly due to a complicated commute. All trainees were first met in public spaces namely Dulwich Park, Peckham Rye Park and Clapham Common for a few minutes to go through trainees requirements and check level 1 skills (5 minutes) before moving out onto the road.
Road positioning at junctions were demonstrated by me and then ridden by the trainees with me tailing. One doctor needed assistance with their commute and paid for an ORJA - On Road Journey Accompaniment.
I have been thinking about offering assistance through cards in local bike shops (again) utilising the syllabus outlined. l also believe the subject of cycle training has become confused by the conception that individual training can only go ahead with TFL (or local authority) funding.
> People want to cycle but need help. If you are a
> key worker (and lots of people are) then cycle
> confident can help you. They are free, try here:
> If you are not a key worker but trying to deal
> with government advice to go back to work but not
> to use public transport, then you could email
or your local
> councillor and ask that cycle confident's service
> be opened up wider.
> The council will be insanely busy at the moment
> and likely won't think of this tweak spontaneously
> but you can jog their minds