Lisa Costa Cycling Tuition
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"Thanks Lisa, I felt I achieved something great today, on riding a bike for the first time. I did not believe i could do it, but you made it so easy for me, with your teaching techniques that all my fears and apprehensions just disappeared. Thanks again Lisa."
Joanna Pat Rodney (Birmingham)
"Thanks Lisa for teaching Reece, Isabella and me your advanced cycling on the road techniques. We now all feel really confident about cycling amongst traffic and really pleased that we decided to ask you to teach us. You were brilliant and I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. A great day well spent. THANKS!"
Jackie Timms (Telford) from fear to confidence
"Just wanted also to say a big thank you Lisa, you are truly gifted at what you do thank you again. And you have the patience of a saint, so happy you made me and Honor smile, a really enjoyable day thanks again Caroline x - Lisa was fantastic with my 7yr old daughter. She built her confidence up kept making her smile, Honor learnt how to ride after a few hrs, was so proud and Lisa helped her all the way explaining everything to Honor and myself. So I am extremely grateful, and it's all good for the holidays. I would definitely recommend a private lesson with Lisa you won't regret it, from an over the moon mum Caroline."
Caroline Wise (Leamington Spa) Very happy mum!
"Lisa, you had our son riding in just over 20 minutes, his confidence has grown & now looks like he has been doing it for years!! Kind Regards Scott, Stella & James"
Scott & Stella Ward (Bury, Lancashire) Very Happy Parents!!
"A big thankyou to Lisa who helped our very wary 7 year old to ride. He was very nervous and resistant and with lots of patience and commitment and skill, Lisa got him to the point where he is very proudly riding. She also helped our 9 year old daughter to develop a much better sense of how to take care of herself while riding. Thanks also for getting our bikes sorted with brakes that needed altering, inner tube that needed changing and a general overhaul that has also really helped us. We would recommend Lisa without hesitation."
Carol Rifkin (Liverpool)
"Hi Lisa, I think I speak on behalf of both Imran and Iqbal when I say that you were an excellent instructor and did a terrific job in teaching the children many skills which they will be able to use on a daily basis. You were extremely helpful and went way beyond the call of duty when you performed some of the repairs on the children's bikes. The children really enjoyed the sessions that you ran, and if we hold any further cycle training in the future, we will certainly get in-touch with you! Many thanks, and the best of luck in your future endeavours - Mohammed"
Mohammed, Iqbal & Imran of Audley & Queens Park Community Association (Blackburn)
"Hi Lisa, Just to let you know, did my first cycle to work today, used the advanced techniques you showed me. These made the trip a real pleasure. The techniques have really changed my cycling experience, all for the better. So not just a lovely days training , but a change in my cycling for the better. A great experience thanks.
Mark Wilkie (Wolverhampton)
"★★★★★ Lisa you were a star teacher today! Thank you so much for your work with Thomas. We're now looking forwards to lots of lovely bike rides together! X"
Tracy Scott (Manchester)
"Lisa has really helped my son Eric (8) with his confidence and he was riding a bike in less than 30 minutes after he started! Also Lisa is very good fun which is a plus with the kids (and adults) Tania."
Tania Miranda (Northwich)
"Thanks so much for teaching my 6 year old daughter to ride her bike so confidently. It was so quick too. Half a day well spent. I would recommend Lisa to anyone. Jo x"
Jo Gorton (Manchester) Thank you so much
"Having reached my 60s without ever having been on a bike I never dreamed that I would be riding within a couple of hours, thanks to Lisa's expert tuition. If she can teach me, then she can teach anyone!"
Ken (Southport) Very Satisfied
"Lisa managed to get my 9 year old son riding his bike within 3 hours - I've only been trying for 3 years! Lisa provided one to one tuition for Adam and the results were outstanding. I couldn't believe the difference. The tuition took place at a local supermarket car park on a Sunday morning - where it was nice and quiet. Thank you Lisa."
Andy & Adam (Bury) Satisfied father & son
"Absolutely brilliant tutor! I was up and riding in less than an hour! Not a word of exaggeration, but I honestly thought I would never be able to ride a bike but now thanks to Lisa, I do!! I cannot wait to test out my newly acquired skills on the road. Extremely happy and over the moon - as is my boyfriend, who can now take me out on bike rides!"
Sharmin (Manchester) Very happy customer
"We too had got to the stage where my son had lost confidence and didn't want to ride his bike. A personal recommendation from a friend put us in touch with Lisa who I can only say was brilliant. In a few hours he was off pedalling unaided, turning and most importantly happy about being on his bike. Lisa's care, friendly approach and enthusiasm were fantastic she is a born teacher and her passion for cycling shines through thank you so much."
Alison & Dan (Wirral)
"We had got to the point with our three kids where we thought they would never learn to ride - at the age where it was embarrassing to fall off so very negative about the whole experience. Lisa spent a day with us and it was her fun, determination and cool tricks that really got them motivated!! We can't thank you enough Lisa, cycling together as a family is something we all now enjoy"
Therese and Mark (Wirral)
"Lisa taught our two nine year olds how to ride their bikes in one morning. Before this they hadn't been able to ride at all. On the phone, Lisa assured us that she'd get them riding on the day. We were sceptical to say the least! We'd tried many times to teach them ourselves and had got absolutely nowhere. They used two of Lisa's bikes with the pedals removed to perfect their balancing. Then the pedals were put on and they were off. Literally just like that. Lisa then taught them how to start off on their own and they were cycling around, stopping and restarting all on their own. A major advantage of Lisa's help was the adjustments she made to the girls' bikes. We'd had them set up at the local bike shop but they needed lots of changes. Most importantly the brakes, which had been set far too apart for a child to reach. She also adjusted the brake settings on the wheels, seat height and handle bars . She totally transformed the bikes. Thanks Lisa, you really are amazing."
Maureen & Mike Price (Liverpool)
"Wonderful day, thanks a million Lisa. We started our day training in a car free area being shown basic safety checks for the bikes, followed by basic mounting, stopping and manoeuvring techniques for use on roads. This gave me the confidence to progress to riding on roads. We then proceeded on to quieter roads, practicing positioning, indicating and turning as we had been shown previously. We were also shown the necessity of awareness of other road users and the problems they can cause us. Home for a short lunch, and then on to busier roads and roundabouts. All in all the day gave me such a boost in confidence and abilities I feel I could tackle almost any road or situation. It was definitely money well spent!"
Martin and Debbie Crowly - from jibbering wreck to owning the road! (Ellesmere Port)
"Having only a couple of weeks to go before our son's school were running bikeability, we were desperate to find him some extra tuition as he hadn't ridden a bike for many years and had never been confident. We found Lisa's number from the bikeability website and luckily were able to arrange a few hours tuition at very short notice. Though initially sceptical, we needn't have worried, Lisa was friendly, enthusiastic, confident, and quickly built up a rapport with our son. Within a very short space of time, he was balancing first without pedals, then with pedals - all the while building more and more confidence. We were amazed how much progress he was able to make in just a few hours. Since then, he's continued to practice the things he learnt from Lisa and he is now well on his way to becoming a competent cyclist. We would not hesitate to recommend Lisa to anyone wishing to learn to ride a bike, no matter how inexperienced or unconfident."
Andrew and Lorraine (Bolton)
"I can now ride a bike thanks to Lisa and her knowledge and patience. I booked a 1-2-1 session and after 20 minutes I was pedalling unaided. Lisa's teaching style was great, and her passion for cycling is clear to see. I'm thrilled I can now ride a bike in my late 20s. She gave me the confidence to overcome my fears. Lisa encouraged me throughout the session and I progressed really quickly. I'm delighted how much I got through in just one lesson. Lisa also offered advice on the type of bike that would be suitable for me, so I can start enjoying to ride. I would highly recommend Lisa's cycle coaching."
"When seeking professional help to teach my 5 year old grandson balance, I telephoned two organisations which appear on the bikability website. Both promised to arrange for a trainer to contact me in order to make firm arrangement. NEITHER DID! My lucky third call was to Lisa who met us the next day and in about 45 minutes he could balance, then some 30 minutes later he was riding totally unaided for distances of 100 yards or so. I could hardly believe how much was achieved through her knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to communicate, particularly when inter acting with a child. In fact it is a pleasure to watch her work. We will certainly see her again, for more advanced training, after he has had some practice. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
William Harrison (Greater Manchester)
"A day well spent !! Thank you Lisa for giving me the knowledge and confidence to ride on busier roads. I would never have done it without your help and I recommend you and your style of teaching 100% to anyone who needs to cycle amongst traffic. Best wishes Jacqui x"
Jacqui Evans (Birmingham)
"Got my 2 boys aged 7 & 8 cycling unaided in under 2 hours. Fixed their 2 bikes that had broken, rusty dysfunctional brakes and gave tonnes of advice in many aspects cycling and bike maintenance - all this done with exceptional patience, a smile and enthusiasm abound. Will highly recommend Lisa 100%. Mthulisi"
"Brilliant Tutor and from my experience "top of her game" - She's a great bike mechanic too fixing my 11year old daughter's brakes and sorting out my gears that had not worked properly for months. - I'm really lucky I came across your website Lisa, your enthusiastic "can can can" style of teaching reassured Ellie and me on those busy roads and we learnt loads throughout the day. I'll be in touch again when Josh is a little older. Many thanks Simon."
Simon Allcock (West Midlands) biking family!
"Thanks Lisa for passing on your vast experience and knowledge. I would never have thought that I'd have the confidence to ride my bike on roads until your excellent training. Your teaching style is highly effective and I will definitely recommend you to others wanting to venture on roads. Thanks again for a brilliant day!"
David Eastin - Commuting Student (Coventry)
"Many thanks Lisa for teaching Jack to ride his bike & give him lots of confidence. He is absolutely made up he can now ride his new bike. You have an exceptional teaching style and the patience of a saint!!!!!! You had a lovely manner with Jack. We will definitely be recommending you to others. Thanks again."
Liz & Paul (St Helens) Jack's Proud Mum & Dad!
"Thank you so much Lisa for teaching me to ride a bike for the first time at the age of 56!!. You were very encouraging, supportive and have great teaching skills."
"What a wonderful day, thank you so much Lisa! I contacted Lisa as I have a very keen 8 year old mountain biking girl, Megan, who had been racing for a year and I was unable to find anyone that would allow her to take her Bikeability training to gain an understanding of how to ride on the road. Despite her clear ability no one else would allow her to take a skills based course and enable her to improve her skills. We (Mum, Dad, Megan and her older sister Jessica) spent the day with Lisa having fun, laughing and learning so, so much. Lisa's ability to keep the children's attention is amazing and her love of cycling shines through, I would recommend her to anyone. I am so glad we felt forced to do this as a small independent group (and not through the schools or another child based learning centre) as we all benefitted. We will now go out as a family confidently and competently on the roads. I hope we will return to do Level 3 after we have practised our new skills. Thank you."
Sam Blackurn - Happy Mum (Bala, Wales)
"Wow...Lisa is such a positive teacher. The day was pitched for my needs which was great as I was apprehensive that I wouldn't be able to do it!!!!! Whatever it was, she praises and leads her pupil on in small structured steps. I felt I might never cycle again and yet now I know I will. Thank you"
Mary Dwyer (Belper)
"What a star Lisa is! She taught my 7 year old son who is dyslexic and has a problem with concentration and co-operation to pedal his bike unaided within 1 hour. She also got him over his confidence problem with using the brakes properly within 2 hours. Thank you so much Lisa for coming all the way up to Manchester and for giving him a valuable life skill and meaning we can now have fun as a family as well as getting fit and healthy together."
Tracy Scott (Manchester) Very Happy Mum!
"Having decided to upgrade my very old bike with a shiny new one in an attempt to get a bit fitter I realised my confidence on busy roads wasn't very high - it had been a long time since I'd done any serious cycling. I found Lisa on the CTC website and booked a training day with her. What a great day! As well as having a lot of fun, I learnt how to handle the bike and, more importantly, how to deal with the traffic on the roads I will be using regularly. I had a great day and now have no worries about going out on the bike in traffic - no excuse now not to use it! I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa for anything to do with cycling. She'll give you confidence to tackle all sorts of roads and situations and will also help you set up the bike so it's right for you (and even show you how to fix it!)"
Barbara (Chesterfield) born again cyclist!
*our clients' testimonials say it all*