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