Lisa Costa Cycling Tuition
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"Have tried a number of times to teach my 7 year old to ride. Lisa came and taught her in around 2 hours, weather took a turn for the worse but Lisa still taught her. I would recommend Lisa if you are having trouble learning. My daughter is now able to ride. Thanks Lisa"
Lillian Garforth (Liverpool)
"I am a 50 year old who had never learned to ride a bike and never had the confidence to try. Lisa changed all that; I never thought I could balance on a bike let alone be riding within 2 hours! Lisa is a marvel, she is patient, talented and a brilliant teacher who makes learning fun. She is very professional, knowledgeable and inspiring and thanks to Lisa I CAN, CAN, CAN !! Thank you Lisa, it means so much to me to be finally be able to ride a bike after all these years and I am looking forward to my trip to France later in the year."
Amanda Palmer (Normanton West Yorkshire) One very happy lady !
"I can can can now ride a bike thanks to Lisa! I never thought I could balance on a bike, let alone be able to do so within 3 hours. Lisa is a talented and brilliant teacher, she made learning fun, and effortless. She helped me forget my nerves and before I knew it I had two feet on the pedals! A fun day learning and so nice to meet someone so inspiring - this woman is a legend! Thank you so much Lisa."
Miss Ali (Leicester) Satisfied Customer
"We had never had the confidence to try taking off the stabilisers off our daughter's bike, and by the time she turned 7 she was very upset that she was the only one among her friends who couldn't cycle. But just few hours on a Saturday with Lisa changed it all, and since that day our daughter has been riding her bike every single day regardless of the weather. Lisa was extremely patient and has a great way with children. Her tried and tested techniques are a great way to teach cycling especially for older children. We would gladly recommend Lisa for anyone wanting to learn to ride a bike, regardless of their age. Thank you Lisa x"
Kishori (Leicestershire) Happy parents!
"Lisa was great! She helped my 10 year old who was frightened of her bike get on to her bike in no time. I couldn't believe what i saw. After years of trying she did it within a few hours, not only that, at the same time she taught my 5 year old boy to ride too. Thanks Lisa xxx"
Aisha Valli - satisfied mom (Leicestershire)
"my mum got me the best gift for Easter. Lisa was amazing. I feel happy I can ride a bike now and I can go with my friends. - Lisa was so relaxed, encouraging and taught my daughter perfect skills to get on the bike and ride within few hours. Something we couldn't do for more than a year, getting stuck only with more fear and low confidence. We are so happy. It was worth every penny and would recommend to one and all."
Kavya and Vasu (Preston) Satisfied daughter and mum
"Lisa was very supportive and down to earth over the two sessions I had with her for both my level 2 and level 3 training. I grew in leaps and bounds over the two sessions and achieved my Level 3. My self awareness on the roads has improved and therefore my safety (which is the most important aspect of cycling). I can now comfortably take roundabouts and dual carriage ways whilst keeping up speed. Professional cycling instruction is a life skill that I recommend everyone undertake no matter how little they cycle."
Uju (Birmingham) Satisfied commuter (Level 3)
"My son has a learning difficulty, Lisa was very understanding about his needs, she made sure his bike was safe even repairing his gears. Lisa put my son at ease, she had lots of patience, boosted his confidence and made the road safety training fun, he thoroughly enjoyed the day and was very proud of his achievement. Since Lisa's training I can't keep him indoors, his confidence has grown and he wants to be out most days cycling with his friend. A very professional and lovely lady, THANK YOU Lisa."
Mary (Haslingden) Satisfied mum
"My 9 year old son had a word in my ear to inform me that he had passed the Level 1 Bikeability test in school and was very proud. Unfortunatlely it was a different story doing the level two, which is of upmost importance as involves being out on the road. Least to say his confidence was low afterwards. l began looking online to see if we could sort this out ourselves. This is when l came across "Superwoman Lisa Costa". l got in touch to enquire and after talking on the phone the session was booked. Lisa, my son and l spent the day together and Lisa taught us both so much. This is definitely the way forward for anyone and is the 5 star treatment in tuition. Not only is Lisa very knowledgeable about all aspects of cycling, she makes it fun, is cool with the kids, she is patient and nothing is too much trouble. We came home very happy. Ten out of ten all round. Mr N Simpson"
Mr Neil Simpson (Pontefract) one happy dad!!!
"At the age of 44 years I thought it was about time I learnt to ride a bike, I have always wanted to but never got on with it. My husband scoured the web & came across Lisa's website. After a email & phone call from Lisa, I was booked in. She promised me I would be riding a bike & she wasn't wrong! Lisa is an amazing, patient, kind, caring & fun teacher to be taught by. We had a great day together & I am now able to ride a bike, which I still carn't believe! If I can learn any one can, can, can! Thanks Lisa"
Jackie Roome - Learnt to ride in less than an hour (Barnsley)
"This morning Lisa arrived with the promise to get both our boys Harrison and Finlay up and riding within just a few hours. We had struggled for some time with Harrison as he was scared of cycling and had avoided every attempt to learn. In just a few hours exactly as described our two boys were up and riding without stabilisers and both very happy and keen as mustard to ride more. Excellent coaching skills and subject matter knowledge, superb soft skills which had our boys engaged and obviously listening and learning. Add to this a thorough service and setup of our boy's own bicycles and constant flow of advice and encouragement to both the boys and my wife and I. I really couldn't recommend Lisa highly enough, the additional knowledge that Lisa is also available via email for further advice and training is outstanding. If you want to learn to ride or polish your skills, I doubt you would find a more worthy coach"
Gavin & Jeanette Ramejkis (Up Holland) Proud and happy parents
"We all had a wry smile when Lisa said that she would get our Tom riding a bike within two hours when we have been trying for 4 years! Well it took her even less time and Tom said at the end of the day 'She was the best teacher I could have had' - Brilliant stuff from Lisa and we are all smiling tonight and proud of our Tom and looking forward to our first family bike ride at the weekend."
Andrew Day (Cheadle Hulme) Happy Dad
"I have tried for a few years to teach my 9 year old son Callum to ride his bike, with no success my son was getting very frustrated and loosing his confidence, he was starting to convince himself that he was never going to ride a bike and join in with his friends. I was very lucky to find Lisa, she had him riding his bike within 2 hours. She was amazing with him very patient and with 10 minutes in her company Callum gained so much confidence. Callum is now riding a bike he went on his bike the next day with no help, all thanks to Lisa. Callum will now be able to join in with his friends next week at school with Bikeability. I would say to anyone out there, if anyone can help your child to ride a bike, Lisa can, she has a fantastic connection with kids and I cannot thank Lisa enough.... Big thank you Lisa from Ros and Cal."
Callum (Runcorn) A happy proud boy who can now ride his bike
"Thank you so much for the cycle training session. I know the amount of confidence that I have achieved is unbelievable. Your easy go, approachable attitude made the experience truly memorable. I am awed by the amount of passion you have for cycling. You helped fix all our family bikes and ensured it was safe for us to ride. I do hope to use your service for advanced training. Lisa is a fabulous trainer, I would highly recommend her. She goes out of her way to accommodate your needs."
Rashmi Shetty (Wolverhampton)
"This morning, Lisa took our 9 year old son from 0 balance to riding his bicycle in 3 challenging but fun hours! She is a very talented teacher, not just wth the techniques, but the psychology too. Parents and son are so proud (and relieved) he has this life skill and the can, can, can mantra has already been quoted in relation to other challenges. We will be back for future training."
Chris & Anna-Liisa (Ashley, Cheshire)
"I can't express my gratitude enough... Lisa spent a very patient 4 hours yesterday (12/10/14) with my 9 year old son who had developed a huge psychological block and had told himself "I can't do it". Lisa made him believe with her "can, can, can" attitude, and finally he made a breakthrough. The session ended with him being able to ride independently in a figure of eight and stopping confidently and safely. The best testimonial comes from my son himself, when at bedtime last night he said - unprompted - "I can't thank the bike lady enough Mum". Well that says it all for me, thank you so, so much Lisa."
Charlotte Newell (Coventry) Delighted Mum !!
"Today my 7 year old son learned to ride in an hour! Lisa had said she'd have him riding in 3 hours and I thought that was great but it took much less time than that. It was a very satisfying experience for us all (including husband and baby brother) as we all cheered my son on. We had much fun watching the quick progress my son and Lisa made. Awesome!!! Thanks Lisa"
Roz Lewis - Satisfied Mom (Willenhall)
"I THINK LISA IS AMAZING !!! Ive tried for years to convince my mum to learn how to ride a bike but she wasn't having any of it. I found Lisa from a simple google search and WOW how lucky was I. I bought the lesson as a surprise birthday present and it's the best present I've ever bought. After only one hour my mum was riding a bike and was having a whale of a time. Lisa is a patient, considerate and enthusiastic teacher, I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn how to ride a bike in style . THANK YOU LISA!"
Ashleigh Nelson - Proud Daughter (Stoke on Trent)
"I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone of any age who would like to have fun learning to ride a bike I admit I was nervous but Lisa was professional knowledgable and friendly. With her encouragement "I can can can" and support I overcame my fears and within an hour I was riding. I was surprised at myself and surprised how much fun it was. I'm going to buy a bike, get more practice, get fitter Infact the sky's the limit. Thank you Lisa x"
Ange Nelson (Stoke on Trent)
"I contacted Lisa for my 10 year old son who had never rode a bike before. He is extremely cautious and anxious boy and was scared of the idea of biking. Lisa broke the training in easy parts and made it so easy for him that he started enjoying biking within half an hour of training with her. Now my son can ride a bike and enjoy biking all his life. Thanks Lisa for doing the seemingly "impossible" task. Biking is as important as swimming and its a gift for life. I am a very happy mom. I would recommend anyone who wants to learn biking within a day. You have to see it to believe it !! And lastly, as Lisa says "If Lisa can't teach you biking, no one can!!! ""
Ritu Mathur (Altrincham) Happy mom !!
"Lisa is a fantastic instructor, who is passionate about cycling and combines this with a patient and inspiring teaching manner. My knowledge and understanding of cycles, cycling and bike maintenance in general has been increased dramatically. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone who wishes to improve their cycling ability, be it total beginners through to experienced riders."
Mark D - a newly inspired cyclist (Bromsgrove)
"I contacted Lisa in desperation because my 12 year old boy couldn't ride a bike. We've tried for years but could never get anywhere. Lisa manged to get him relaxed by being very funny and generally putting him at ease. She made it look very easy and broke it down into manageable chunks for him to follow. He can now ride and I'm very proud of him and would definitely recommend Lisa. Thanks Darren"
Darren Pyefinch - Happy dad (South Derbyshire)
"I would 100% recommend Lisa to help anyone to learn to ride a bike. Lisa spent the day with us. She made our boys' bikes suitable before teaching them to ride. I didn't think she would get very far with our eldest aged 8 but she did! I'm so pleased that our boys learnt to ride their bikes within a few hours! They still quote Lisa's 'you can, can, can' phrase. If you are hesitating, please don't, this will be money well spent. My eldest passed the level 1 bikeability course just 1 week after learning to ride. Thanks again Lisa, the boys have had a great Summer riding their bikes on holiday."
Raj H (Oldbury) Fantastic!
"Lisa, thanks for coming to Telford (Sat 16th Aug 2014) to help me a 52 year old that was never taught to ride, but in no time at all with your tuition I was balancing, pedalling, turning and doing figure of 8s. Thanks also for taking time to check and make adjustments to my bike. Lisa, hope you had a fab V fest weekend."
Liz Gaston (Telford)
"Thank you Lisa for taking the time after leading our ride through Pype Hayes and Sutton Coldfield to get to grips with my gears. I hope you were able to get to see Blondie and Ed Sheeran in the end."
Simon Bragington (Sutton Coldfield) 'working gears'
"Lisa is an incredibly talented cycling coach who, in a little over 3 hours, successfully taught our 3 daughters aged 8, 6 and 5 to cycle from scratch. Her fun approach to teaching, combined with endless patience and tireless support, kept our girls focused and motivated throughout the session, resulting in a newfound passion for cycling and some very, very proud parents. Cannot recommend Lisa enough ....... you will not be disappointed."
Sarah Savoia (South Derbyshire) very proud parents
"I am a mature lady with shocking balance and co-ordination and after 3 hours with Lisa I can now cycle. Many thanks Lisa for your patience and tolerance and for turning what was a very apprehensive event for me into a fun session. I honestly didn't believe you when you said you would have me cycling in 3 hours but you did it. Well done. Can't thank you enough."
"Many thanks Lisa for helping me find my cycling mojo on the roads, you are so professional and friendly in your approach. You were also great for my 14 year old nephew who had never cycled on a road before. We had a fab day and think you're smashing!! Keep up the great work you do xx Thanks again!"
Alicia and Harry (Rowley Regis)
"I arrived at Swan Pool to cycle, getting my mountain bike out of the car I realised I did not have my spanner. Like superwoman Lisa turned up saw me struggling and not only fixed my wheel, she also sorted out a dodgy brake, and wiring, then to top it all invited me to join the group on a ride. It was a smashing afternoon which I thoroughly enjoyed."
Su Oliver (West Midlands) Stranger in a car park
"Lisa was brilliant from the initial welcome, through handling techniques and then on to road practice. I have returned to road biking after a long break and felt my confidence and handling of a racing bike was poor. Enter Lisa, she is so patient and teaches in such an inspiring manner, by the end of the session I felt like a completely different rider and I have methods I can use, practise and progress with. Lisa delivers far beyond expectations!"
Julie Lamb (Wigston, Leicester) now confident road biker
"I arranged for Lisa to spend the day with my 3 children aged 8 10 and 13. She got them engaged immediately and they thoroughly enjoyed the day which Lisa made fun and informative. Lisa demonstrated patience and respect as well as a good sense of humour. I would recommend Lisa training days as it provides individuals with an important skill and represents very good value. Thank you Lisa"
Nicola Cooper (Leicestershire)
*our clients' testimonials say it all*