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"Learning how to cycle properly makes cycling much more enjoyable and safer for everyone - children, adults and other road users" CTC the UK's national cyclists' organisation

What is Bikeability?

Bikeability is National Standard Cycle Training targeted for children. Find out more from their website www.bikeability.org.uk.

What is the National Standard?

The National Standard for Cycle Training is a three tier training scheme devised in order to teach you how to cycle safety and confidently on the road with respect for other road users. It has three different levels:

Level 1 - conducted in a controlled environment away from roads and traffic. Cyclists are usually trained in groups of 3-12 riders, although individual training may be available. Provides the basic cycle control skills including, starting and pedalling, stopping, manoeuvring, signalling and using the gears.

Level 2 - On-road training for those who have completed Level 1 and are ready to progress; it gives real cycling experience and makes trainees feel safer and capable of dealing with traffic on short commuting journeys or when cycling to school. Training is mainly in small groups over a number of sessions.

Level 3 - develops the basic skills and trains riders to make journeys in a variety of traffic conditions competently, confidently and consistently. Cyclists reaching the Level 3 standard will be able to deal with all types of road conditions and more complex situations. The course covers dealing with hazards, making ‘on-the-move’ risk assessments and planning routes for safer cycling.

Additional elements

There are extra non compulsory syllabus elements to the National Standard to enhance riders’ training depending on their personal needs. These topics are:

Cycling at night
Cycle security
Luggage and load carrying
Using your bike with public transport
Cycle organisations and forums

Cycle training is only an introduction to the pleasure, the freedom and the healthy lifestyle that cycling can bring. It is important that once training is complete you continue cycling to build up confidence and experience. A wide range of events, activities and awards are provided by CTC and other organisations to extend your training and riding experience after completion.

What happens at the end of each level?

After you have completed any level of the National Standards we can provide certificates and high visibility stickers which are perfect for bikes and bags.

Taken from the CTC national standard web pages. National Standards Pages

Contact Tina to discuss your requirements or book a course

tina@cycleinstructor.co.uk

01438 235881
07775 538830

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