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Exploring Getting The Best Cycling Outcomes

With the National Standard and Instructor Training reviews making progress it was a good time to join people from across the industry at the ‘The Association of Bikeability Schemes (TABS) workshop in London.

TABS aims to work in the interest of Bikeability schemes, and represents the view of the professional cycle training industry in discussions and decision-making activities with Government agencies and other public bodies.

Stuart Meadows, Head of Instructor Development, headed down one of London’s cycling superhighways to the offices of Steer Davies Gleave on the South Bank, to meet up with a mixture of Bikeability Scheme Managers, National Standard Instructors, Local Authorities and other individuals from the cycle training industry.

The workshop gave everyone a chance to update on the progress and timeline of the reviews, along with an understanding of the role The Bikeability Trust will play moving forward.

The workshop involved interactive group sessions and practical sessions challenged with the following topics:

  • Is the National Standard and Bikeability training achieving it’s aims of getting more people cycling, more often, with less risk?
  • Identifying the barriers parents and children face in cycling to school more often?
  • Could a specific Level 2 outcome (passing slow moving vehicles) help overcome the barrier of congested streets around schools


It was fair to say that the reactions and opinions on the final point provoke some great discussions.

Overall the feeling was that the upcoming changes to the National Standard and Instructor Training are necessary for cycle training to achieve its aims, and everyone is looking forward to finding out more later this year.

To find out more about TABS and becoming a member, please visit:

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