Would you like your child to have the confidence and skills to ride their bike safely on the road? If so, then our Bikeability course could be ideal for them.
Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on modern roads.
The course is designed to give children, who haven’t been able to access training via their school, the opportunity to attend training at weekends or during school holidays.
Who is it for?
Bikeablity training is suitable for children aged 9 years+ who can confidently ride a bike.
Our Bikeability course includes Level 1 & 2 training.
- Bikeability Level 1 aims to develop cycle handling in an off-road environment and prepare riders for cycling on the road. Riders must be able to cycle (i.e. pedal and glide) to participate in Bikeability Level 1.
- Bikeability Level 2 will develop riders’ skills and confidence for cycling on single-lane roads and simple junctions with mostly moderate motor traffic flows, preparing riders to deal with short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops.
The course will take place over 2 days with training taking place between 10.00am-2.30pm on each day (including a 30 minute lunch break).
All training is delivered by professional national cycle instructors who have attended first aid and safeguarding training and have undertaken a DBS check. The course is delivered in groups with a ratio of 2 instructor to a maximum of 12 children.
Children need to bring a road worthy bike and helmet to use during the course. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section at the bottom of the page for further information about what types of bikes are suitable ad how to check that they are road worthy.
Children should wear suitable outdoor clothing during the course and bring a packed lunch and a drink each day.
£60 per child (plus a small booking fee).
How to book
To book a place on one of our Bikeability courses see the below list of upcoming courses. Click on the “Book now” link next to the course that you would like to book a place on and complete the information requested.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Training will be held in a traffic free space at the venue plus on local minor roads.
Your child will need a bike which is in a roadworthy condition to take part in Bikeability. As a starting guide, your child’s bike should be the right size for them, have pumped up tyres and working brakes. The bike does not need to have gears. BMX bikes are permitted in most circumstances so long as the bike is roadworthy and has not been adapted to the extent that it is no longer suitable for use on the road.
To be considered ‘roadworthy’, all bikes must be equipped with at least one brake. Bikes with a saddle height over 635 millimetres must be fitted with front and rear brakes
The instructor leading the course will have the final say on whether your child’s bike is safe for them to complete the training on.
Yes, we require all participants to wear a suitable bike helmet at all times during the courses.
Your child may wear their normal clothes, suitable for the season and weather. In colder months, warm layers and gloves are recommended, in sunnier weather sunscreen and hats are recommended.
Full refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. Alternatively your place can be transferred to a future course.
If a session(s) has to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or instructor illness then an additional session will be added to the end of the course (date to be specified by Little Riders).