"I'm not kidding but my man had 1 session with Nicky and BOOM ! Look! He registered disabled as he has a very rare chromosome deletion and we have tried for 4 years (since he could walk) from balance bike to all
Sorts to crack it and 1 hour and here we go. I now officially call you "The Bike Whisperer".  Words can not convey our gratitude. Your a star xxxx"


Make sure you check that your bike is in good working order, with the tyres inflated and the moving parts working well. If you need to take it to a bike shop before-hand, don’t leave it to the last minute!

  1. Make sure your saddle, handlebars and wheels are fixed on tight

  2. Ensure both your front and rear brakes work properly

  3. Run through all of your gears

  4. Clean and oil your chain regularly

  5. Check your tyres are pumped up

  6. Make sure you buy a suitable lock, many bikes get stolen each day.



Your helmet should sit on top of your head comfortably, (not too tight or too loose), with the peak sitting about two fingers width from your eyebrows.
The side adjusters should sit just below your ears forming a nice V on the side of your head, and the chin strap should allow for two fingers to fit between it and your chin.



You should wear whatever you would normally wear to school or work, but you must also be prepared for the weather. On cold or wet days, make sure that you have your coat and gloves, and an extra layer or two. With a change of clothes available, just in case. On warm sunny days make sure you have put on a good amount of suncream at the start of the day and keep drinking water throughout the day. Carry a water bottle.

If you have to be smart at work and you don't want to stuff your workclothes into a pannier, don't cycle every day.  Leave a week's worth of clothes at work at the beginning of the week and take the dirty stuff home each night.



I am happy to work in groups or 1-2-1, any age, gender, social or professional status. I will teach kids, grannies, teens, professionals, mums and dads, lessons are available to anybody with a disability there’s something for everyone.


Nicky Duncan