In light of recent developments regarding Coronavirus, we have made the decision to postpone upcoming sessions until further notice. If you would like to register for any future programmes, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We encourage you to stay active whilst being at home. Sport England has  released their #StayInWorkOut campaign where they have lots of advice and tips on how to stay active on their webpage.

Why not check out our you YouTube channel where our Physical Activity and Well being officer will be uploading weekly challenges and exercises for you and your family to do at home or in your local community.  And of course check out our Facebook page for regular updates too.

Malvern Hills District Council is delivering a women only Couch to 50km programme aiming to help people lead a more active lifestyle and improve fitness and well-being through cycling.

The 10 week programme will incorporate cycling proficiency (known as Bikeability) to help build individual’s confidence of cycling on the road, improve cycle skills as well as build confidence of riding in a group, improve fitness and stamina.  Instructor, Rachel Nicholls will also be providing advice and support to help people progress to the overall 50km ride.

The course costs just £35 per person, which includes cycling proficiency and graduation certificate. A graduation ride will take place on a Sunday at the end of the 10 weeks.   

This course is suitable for anyone who perhaps hasn’t ridden since they were a teenager or simply hasn’t ridden for a while.  You might also have limited confidence of riding a bike, especially on the road.  We recommend either a mountain bike or hybrid bike for this course.

Future course dates


How to book (Booking essential)

There are only eight places available per course, with a minimum of five people for the course to run. If for any reason a course cannot be run then any booked participant will be given the option of a full refund or transfer to a future course.  You must also be able to commit to the full 10 week programme and the graduation ride. 

To check availability and to book your place please email us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone: 01684 862475

Please note, to make an online payment visit the Pay it webpage, click on Community Services, then on Community Health.


Polly, who graduated in September 2018, said: "It must be over 20 years since I'd last ridden a bike. The thought of cycling on today's busy roads filled me with horror, completely overwhelmed me. My confidence was zero! Then I heard about Rachel's Couch to 50km programme, and joined.  I didn't think for one minute that I would enjoy, or finish the programme. How wrong I was. Rachel's friendly, welcoming manner, and excellent tuition had me hooked. Riding in a group, which is women only, with Rachel at the front and Mel Jones supporting at the back, in no time at all my anxiety was gone. Each week I felt fitter, had more energy and stamina. I would thoroughly recommend this programme to anyone to gain confidence and enjoy cycling!"