What is the Bikeability scheme?

2021-07-24 by No Comments

What is the Bikeability scheme?

Bikeability is a cycle training programme that teaches children practical skills and gives them the understanding and expertise they need to ride their bikes on the road. It replaces the old-fashioned Cycling Proficiency courses that many of us did as children.

How much does Bikeability cost?

The charity says it costs £18.33 per head for a pupil to reach Bikeability Level 2, which equips pupils with the skills to negotiate quiet single carriage roads and simple junctions.

How many Bikeability levels are there?

There are three award levels for Bikeability, with a level to suit all abilities, from beginner to experienced commuter or rider: Level 1 teaches basic bike-handling skills in a controlled traffic-free environment. Level 2 teaches trainees to cycle planned routes on minor roads, offering a real cycling experience.

How long is the Bikeability course?

About the courses Our course usually runs for 2 days over one week, for two hours each day. It covers: bike checks.

How is Bikeability funded?

The majority of funding is provided by the government (Department for Transport) via a grant programme which is administered by the Bikeability Trust to local authorities across England. Further funding can be provided by local authorities, parents’ contributions and other national/regional grants or local sponsorship.

Can a cyclist undertake a car?

It isn’t illegal for cyclists to undertake vehicles but it comes with a critical warning: never, ever undertake a long vehicle such as bus or an articulated lorry unless it is completely stationary and will remain so until you are safely past. If in any doubt, don’t attempt to undertake.

How do I become a bike trainer?

Here are the main steps to becoming an indoor cycling instructor:

  1. Get certified – choose a certification course for indoor cycling instructors.
  2. Keep practicing – maintain a practicing routine to keep you fit.
  3. Get insured – after getting certified, you’ll likely need indoor cycling instructor insurance to find work.

What do you need to know about Bikeability?

Cycle training providers delivering Bikeability must use professional National Standard Instructors and operate within the Bikeability quality assurance system. Bikeability is therefore a quality mark for cycle training, identifying cycle training delivered to the highest standards.

Where can I get a Bikeability course in England?

Underpinned by the National Standard for cycle training; a government-recognised set of principles, Bikeability is an improved, updated and more relevant version of the old cycling proficiency scheme, delivered by professional instructors. Bikeability courses are available throughout the year in every local authority in England.

What is the purpose of the Bikeability Trust?

Bikeability is administered by the Bikeability Trust; a charitable organisation aiming to advance the cycling education of the public (in particular young children). The Trust itself manages, develops and promotes Bikeability, and is responsible for distributing the Bikeability award materials .

Who is responsible for the promotion of Bikeability?

The Trust itself manages, develops and promotes Bikeability, and is responsible for distributing The Bikeability award materials. Bikeability is funded by the Department for Transport and delivered through registered training providers.