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Bikeability Cycle Training

Enthusing and inspiring the next generation to cycle. Through Bikeability cycle training, we hope to create a culture of cycling throughout a child's life to support them with a lifelong love of cycling.

Bikeability and Bikeability Plus

More people cycling, more safely, more often. 

Bikeability is the modern version of the cycle proficency training programme. School children gain practical skills and understanding of how to cycle on today’s roads. There are three Bikeability cycle training levels taking trainees from the basics of balance and control off-road, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads. 

We also offer a variety of Bikeability Plus modules including balance bike, learn to ride and bike maintenance training. 

For an instructor who had less than a week with a nine year old child to be able to earn that level of trust from him and to coach him through a couple of early set backs so that he could then successfully perform the various procedures with safety, control, confidence and pride, really is amazing. It has resulted in a huge increase in cycling confidence as well as a significantly improved awareness of road safety. My son had a wonderful time whilst learning invaluable life skills - thank you!

Mrs Wall (Mother)

Who we work with

We are thrilled to deliver school Bikeability training on behalf of many local authorities. For more information on the Bikeability Levels and our award winning Bikeability Plus Modules we offer, please click on your area link below:

 

 

 

Alternatively we also offer children's holiday courses and one to one training across these areas. 

 

Bikeability Level 1

Off-road fun! Level 1 challenges trainees to control and master their bikes through a variety of playground games. Available to year 3 and 4 pupils, the training aims to boost confidence and enthuse participants to cycle more off-road.

We recognise that children learn best by doing, having plenty of opportunity to practice and most of all having fun. Our progressive 2 hour session has loads of riding and short games to develop and refine every trainee's skills. 

For a list of the Level 1 outcomes taught, please get in touch.

Bikeability Level 2

Residential rider. Level 2 takes place on local roads around school which trainees are likely to cycle on. Trainees receive a realistic cycling experience equiping them with the skills to cycle short journeys e.g to school. We educate riders on effective observations, understanding road priorities, communicating with other roads users and effective road positioning. 

Year 5, 6 and/or 7 pupils receive a Level 1 session followed by three Level 2 sessions in small groups.

Please get in touch to find out more about the Level 2 outcomes and how these link with the National Curriculum.

Bikeability Level 3

Advanced commuter. Level 3 equips trainees with the skills to tackle more complex roads and traffic situations such as roundabouts and junctions controlled by traffic lights. The training also includes guidance and practice on planning routes. 

This training is open to pupils in years 6, 7, 8 and 9 who have already achieved Level 2. We work in small groups with a maximum of 3 trainees to 1 instructor which allows plenty of flexibility to meet the needs of every participant.

For more information and a copy of the Level 3 outcomes, please get in touch.

Bikeability Balance

Balance First. Balance bike training offers a great introduction to cycling, developing the essential skills of balance and coordination needed to ride. 

Delivered on specific bikes without pedals, the game-based sessions focus on encouraging children in early years to push and glide. Our instructors are creative and use imaginative games to build lots of enthusiasm on two wheels. The progression from balance bikes to pedal cycling becomes easier once trainees have mastered the art of balancing on a bike. 

Find out more about our exciting programme.

Bikeability Fix

Keeping those wheels turning. For KS2 children we run bike maintenance training sessions with our experienced and friendly mechanics. We aim to build pupils' confidence looking after their own bikes, enabling them to make simple adjustments and repairs.

Our bike maintenance sessions are delivered over two sessions. During the course, children will learn how to fix a puncture / change an inner tube, adjust their saddle height, adjust their gears and carry out basic brake adjustment.

Please get in touch to find out how we can upskill your pupils. 

Bikeability Learn to Ride

A valuable life skill. Everyone remembers the first time they learnt to ride and we ensure this starts a lifelong love of cycling.

Aimed at pupils who are unable to cycle, the sessions motivate trainees to master the skills of balance, control and pedalling. Whether children are trying for the first time or older children are after additonal guidance, we provide fun and supportive steps to help trainees discover the joy of cycling on two wheels. 

Please get in touch to find out how we can help. 

Bikeability Ride

Cycling is fun together. Following Level 2 training, there is no better way to demonstrate and further practice new skills than riding with friends, parents and/or school staff. 

We use risk assessed, low traffic/traffic free routes designed to boost confidence and a love of cycling. The rides are relatively short to focus on the joy of pleasant, leisurely, local routes and aim to help encourage riders to make cycling part of everyday life. 

Rides are always led and managed by a minimum of two qualified National Standard Instructors. Please get in touch to find our more about group rides. 

Bikeability Transition

The best cycling routes to school. We recognise for parents, trying to work out a new routine to get their children to secondary school can be challenging. Bikeability Transition aims to help children make their own independent journeys by bicycle, to and from their new secondary school. The rides follow Level 2 training and educate trainees about the best and most enjoyable routes around their new school, boosting confidence and understanding.The rides are all led by two fully qualified National Standard Instructors.

For more information and to book, please get in touch

Bikeability Promotion

Cycling is fun! We host events to engage a school's local community in family cycling events.  

Each school class (including school staff) will have the opportunity to time trying out a range of fun and exciting bikes in an off-road environment. At the end of the school day, the Try Out Show continues and parents will be invited to try out the bikes. The aim is to build enthusiasm for cycling amongst pupils, staff and families and demonstrate the amazing array of bikes that are available to use. 

For more information, please get in touch

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When Course/Event Location Availability
24-25 July 2017; Bikeability 1 & 2: 10.00am - 2.30pm Bikeability Holiday Course More information Peterborough, PE1 4DZ Bookings can be taken
24-25 July 2017; Bikeability 1 & 2: 10.00am - 2.30pm Bikeability Holiday Course More information Northampton, NN1 5NX Bookings can be taken
24-25 July 2017; Bikeability 1 & 2: 10.00am - 2.30pm Bikeability Holiday Course More information Cambridge, CB4 0DL Bookings can be taken
14 - 18 August 2017; Bikeability 1 & 2: 9.30am - 12.30pm Bikeability Holiday Course More information Bedford Modern (MK41 7NT) Bookings can be taken
21 - 22 August 2017; Bikeability 1 & 2: 10.00am - 2.30pm Bikeability Holiday Course More information Cambridge, CB4 0DL Bookings can be taken
21 - 22 August 2017; Bikeability 1 & 2: 10.00am - 2.30pm Bikeability Holiday Course More information Northampton, NN1 5NX Bookings can be taken
22 - 23 August 2017; Bikeability 1 & 2: 10.00am - 2.30pm Bikeability Holiday Course More information Peterborough, PE1 4DZ Bookings can be taken