New to the HLC, we are now offering a Cycling Skills Tuition Course for a trial period.

Cycling is a mode of travel that is relatively affordable, a form of physical exercise, an aide to emotional well-being, and essential to the future ecological sustainability of transport systems.  Yet cycling can also be daunting and people often need to build up their confidence and skills.

If this seems relevant to you, we can help with our cycling tuition course.

We offer a group-based course which consists of three sessions over three weeks. Initially, we work in a safe off-road space to develop essential skills and then progress to relatively quiet street environments where we focus on setting off/stopping, positioning, junctions, turning, and overtaking.

For those who complete this group-based course and want to further develop skills for busy and complex traffic situations, we offer individual tuition.

The course tutor is Dr Mark Philbin who is a lecturer in the School of Nursing & Human Sciences, DCU and a registered cycling instructor. You can contact Mark for further information on 01 7008543 or by e-mail at

The first course begins on 12th October 2016 and will take place over three consecutive Wednesdays with the DCU Glasnevin campus as our starting point. You will need a bike and a cycle helmet.

To reserve a place on this or future courses, please contact Catherine at 01 700 7171 / 700 7173 or by e-mail at

*Please note this course is currently open to DCU staff and students only.