Sustainable modes of travel

Bikeability cycle training

Bikeability was developed by more than 20 professional organisations including the Royal Society for Prevention against Accidents (RoSPA) and is supported by cross-government departments including the Department for Transport, Department of Health and Department for Education.

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.

Bikeability trainers

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.

How can I find a Bikeability course?

In Central Bedfordshire, Bikeability courses are arranged by schools individually or by us. Please contact your school games organiser or us on 0300 300 4764

For a list of local providers go to the Bikeability website.