Bikeability cycle training
Bikeability was developed by more than 20 professional organisations including the Royal Society for Prevention against Accidents (link opens in new window) (RoSPA) and is supported by cross-government departments including the Department for Transport (link opens in new window), Department of Health (link opens in new window) and Department for Education (link opens in new window).
There are three Bikeability levels. A child will typically start Bikeability lessons once they have learnt to ride a bike, with 10-11 year olds progressing through to Level 2, and then Level 3 at secondary school (11-18 year olds).
Certificates and shiny, luminous, badges for each level are awarded to children who successfully complete each course.
All Bikeability trainers undertake a CRB check, child protection check and road safety training. The trainers will have assessed and checked all of the routes that will be used during each Bikeability course.
Is it compulsory?
No. It is not a requirement in Central Bedfordshire that pupils must have undergone cycle training before being allowed to cycle to school. Schools are encouraged to develop their own cycling policies.
Organising Bikeability cycle training
In Central Bedfordshire, Bikeability courses are arranged by schools individually or by us.
How can I find a Bikeability course?
To find out about Bikeability courses at your school, ask reception who organises and arranges Bikeability courses at the school.
If you're looking to provide Bikeability cycle training courses in school or your community, please contact your school games organiser or us on 0300 300 6581.