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Bikeability in schools

Level One is run in the school playground for pupils in year 3 and 4 for up to 12 riders per session.

Riders must have a roadworthy cycle and properly fitted cycle helmet and must be able to already ride. The training is 2 hours. Training is usually run over the whole day 9.30am to 3pm (we will work around playtime and lunch). This allows us to train 24 children. We aim to provide enough instructors so all the year can take part.

Level Two on-road Bikeability training is aimed at pupils in years 5 and 6 and is designed to teach riders to ride on local roads.

Riders must be able to ride a bike competently and have a roadworthy bike and a properly fitted cycle helmet and a completed consent form to take part. The training is 5 x 90 minute sessions which can be run once a week or over the course of a week (block week) depending on availability during the term.

Training sessions run from 09.15am to 10.45am and 11am to 12.30am or 1.15pm to 2.45pm.

All morning courses can have a maximum number of 20 riders. Afternoon courses can have a maximum of 10 riders, however we can book more than one course to allow a greater number to train depending on local roads.

If a rider is absent for any reason during their course they will not be allowed to continue.

Level Three is aimed at pupils in year 7 and above (during summer holidays children moving into year seven who have developed their riding skills) and have already achieved level two Bikeability. Training is on busier roads and more complex junctions. Riders must have a roadworthy cycle and properly fitted cycle helmet and consent form. The training is four hours.

Bikeability Learn to Ride runs with smaller group sizes ratio of 1 instructor to 3 participants who must provide their own bike and helmet. Sessions are usually run over the whole day 10am to 12pm (we work around your morning break) and 1pm to 2.30pm. We aim to provide enough instructors so all non-riders can take part.

It is an off road learner-focused training session with an emphasis on working with trainees at their own pace to learn how to ride.

This is for years 3 and above (older children are prioritised).

Bikeability Family

Bikeability Family Training tailored to a family’s needs is available. Contact cycle.training@southglos.gov.uk for more information.

For Level 1 course contact cycle.training@southglos.gov.uk

How to apply

Schools are able to book a term in advance.  Please provide us with information on year group, Bikeability level, preferred dates and times and number of children by completing and returning the attached form to cycle.training@southglos.gov.uk

Level 3 is available upon request. Please contact cycle.training@southglos.gov.uk

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