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What is Bikeability

 

Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme replacing cycling proficiency.  Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.  There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already.  Levels 1, 2 and 3 take riders from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.  All our training is carried out by qualified National Standard Instructors who are DBS checked and employed by South Gloucestershire Council Road Safety Team.

Level 1 riders learn to control and master their bikes in a space away from traffic such as a playground or closed car park. Riders will usually be trained in a group.  Session time 2 hours.

Level 2 takes place on local streets, giving riders a real cycling experience.  Riders learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys. Session time 7.5 hours.

Level 3 equips riders with skills for more challenging roads and traffic situations – busier streets, queuing traffic, and complex junctions. 4 hours

Adult Training If you are New or returning to cycling and would like help to gain confidence we can provide 1 to 1 or group tuition.  We have a limited number of first sessions available for free thereafter £20 per hour.

SEND Riders

We support riders of all abilities. Working in partnership with Warmley Wheelers we can hire all ability cycles – trikes, recumbent as well as more specialist cycles including hand propelled, wheelchair and horizontal tandem cycles. Please contact cycle.training@southglos.gov.uk to discuss training requirements or www.betterbybike.info/start-cycling/get-confidence/warmley-wheelers for ‘All Ability’ cycles for hire.

Bikeability Balance to equip trainees with balance and co-ordination skills.

Bikeability Learn to Ride for children who are unable to cycle, including older children and adults who have never mastered the skill.  For School Year 3 and above.

If you are interested in any of the above courses please email cycle.training@southglos.gov.uk

Children’s holiday courses

Most of our training is run through schools but we will consider requests from other organised groups. We also run a limited number of children’s holiday training schemes and adult training. If you are interested in training please email us cycle.holiday@southglos.gov.uk

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