Adult Cycling

Getting everyone into cycling is our mission, so we are always looking for new ways to achieve this. We work with fantastic partners to help deliver adult cycling - see here for more information about what is happening in different areas.

The Cornwall Bicycle Project is all about getting people cycling regardless of age or ability. We have lots of exciting bike related activities coming up - but if there is a cycling activity that you would like to see in your area, please let us know.


Adult cyclists - We are part of Active Cornwall's Get, Set, Go project and we want to help you get back on your bikes.

Do you live in any of the following areas: St Austell, Bodmin, Redruth, Camborne, Falmouth, Pool or Penwith?

If you do please get in touch with us - we have a fantastic team of qualified Cycling instructors ready to help you get out on your bike. Need maintenance tips, cycling tips, ideas on where to ride, want to meet new people, want a greener way to travel? We can help you with it all - Find out more by sending us an email:

See below for information on our ride leaders and any new events we have lined up.

During lockdown we are able to provide the following FREE services through Social Prescribing and the Get, Set, Go Project


We can offer:

  • 121 Rides based on an individual’s requirement. Sessions are aimed at improving confidence, building cycling skills and fitness.

  • The instructor will also be able to teach the rider how to perform a simple bike check and is able to undertake minor adjustments to prepare a bike for a journey.

  • The instructor will be able to show riders cycle routes based on the individuals ability

  • If an individual’s bike is not able to be made roadworthy then the instructor will be able to advise on what to do.

  • All instructors are DBS checked, have safeguarding qualifications and are fully insured.

  • Bike loan in the St Austell area is possible.

  • Areas covered are: St Austell, Bodmin, Falmouth, Penwith, Camborne, Pool, Redruth.

  • If a few riders take this up – the instructor will be able to help link cycling buddies together for the future


Contact email is:  for further information

Our Ride Leaders
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Emma - St. Austell Area

Emma is extremely passionate about making cycling inclusive for everyone and is always on the lookout for new ways to encourage people out on their bikes - and from this passion we saw the birth of The Cornwall Bicycle Project.


When Emma is not spending her time in local Schools delivering Bikeability, Balanceability and Junior MTB clubs she is leading  Bike Safaris, 1-2-1 rides or Breeze rides for ladies groups.

Emma is a qualified Level 2 British Cycling Coach - MTB specific; MIAS Level 2; MTB Leader and an Indoor Cycling Instructor 

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Martin - Penwith Area


25 years ago Martin came across off-road cycling by chance but from that very first day he said "I was hooked!" and since that moment he's never looked back. Cycling became his hobby first, then a job and in 2009 he decided to go full time as a guide, coach and instructor with his own business. 

After over quarter of a century of skids and wheelies he still feels as passionate about the sport as he did that very first day and he thinks that's because he doesn't just ride or teach one area of cycling; Martin rides and teaches multiple disciplines, from road to the skate park.

So IF you don't see him out on a trail in Cornwall, then you may even get a glimpse of him on TV riding and helping a celebrity client achieve their own challenges as they raise money for worthy causes like Children in Need, Sports Relief or Comic Relief.

Phil - Falmouth Area

Phil has been riding bikes for a fair few years now, from BMX’s, with mates as a teenager, right up to the present day, working as a professional guide.


He is pretty happy on two wheels of any type, but in particular, has a taste for mountain biking and cyclo-cross, loving the sense of adventure he gets from riding in the wilderness - the wilder the better.


Phil believes the bike is the best mode of transport to get into the hills and away from it all and into the UK's most remote areas.

"I am very lucky to work as a freelance cycle guide. This puts me in the fortunate position of cycling in some of the most amazing parts of the world while sharing the experience with some amazing, like-minded people."


Phil is a qualified British Cycling Level 3 Mountain Bike Guide, MIAS qualified mountain bike guide, Cytech qualified bike mechanic and CTC qualified cycling guide and a Volunteer Ranger with Sustrans.


Theo - Camborne Area 


Theo has practised mountain biking since he was young, as he grew up in the South of France in the“Montagne Noire”- ideal MTB terrain.

He has extensive experience in coaching and guiding children, teenagers and adults, as he is a French national ski and snowboard instructor, a career he has enjoyed for the last 16 years. He is passionate about teaching and guiding, and aims to help his students achieve their highest potential.

During his 20 years in the French Alps, he developed his passion for MTB, practising regularly for both training and enjoyment. He moved to the UK in 2018, and has since mapped out MTB routes in South Cornwall, and explored Dartmoor, Exmoor and parts of Scotland on his bike.

He now lives in Cornwall with his wife and son and spends his free time building bike ramps in the garden!

Theo is a British Cycling level 2 MTB leadership and on the way to be a level 2 MTB-cycling coach.


Dave - Bodmin Area


Dave is a keen cyclist and in his spare time you'll find him cycling between 4000 - 6000 miles a year and as an ardent member of One and All Cycling Club he regularly leads rides for them.  In 2006 he achieved riding Lands End to John ‘O’ Groats in five days!  


Dave's other passions include paddling his canoe and kayak and in the summer spending as much time on his boat as possible.  He also holds a Pilot’s License and until recently was a Flying Instructor


"I enjoy leading and guiding people along trails and being able to teach and pass on new skills to beginners, as well as helping and coaching the more experienced to improve their skills."


He is a qualified Bikeability and MIAS L2 Instructor, an Outdoors Activities Instructor, Qualified Ride Leader and L2 Bicycle Mechanic.  


Karen - St Austell Area

I’m Karen Taylor, 49 years old from St Austell and work from home as a Childminder.  In my spare time I love walking the coastal paths with my dog and going out on my bike. I keep fit by going to spin classes three times a week and breeze rides every Thursday evening.  Friday mornings I run adult social rides either along the trail or on the road and this is a great way to keep fit and enjoy the company of others while taking in the scenery and maybe stopping for a coffee and slice of cake.  Also in January I started cold water swimming which is becoming easier now the sea temperature is rising. I will be turning 50 in July and looking forward to new challenges.