Is Bikeability compulsory?
Bikeability is typically made up of three levels. However, it is not compulsory to do all three of these levels if yourself, or your child, already has an understanding of the basics of cycling.
Who runs Bikeability?
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.
Why is Bikeability important?
Why do you think Bikeability training is so important? Everyone who uses the road network benefits from training. It obviously helps all cyclists, who for many reasons are likely to be more vulnerable, but also all other road users will be helped by well-trained cyclists.
What is Bikeability Scotland?
As the national cycle training programme for school children, Bikeability Scotland is designed to give children the skills and confidence they need to cycle safely on the roads, and to encourage them to carry on cycling into adulthood. Just like learning to swim, learning to cycle safely is an essential life skill.
Does my child have to do Bikeability?
Does my child have to complete all three levels of Bikeability? No! We want all children to cycle with confidence and this doesn’t mean they have to complete every level. Our levels are designed to take children on a journey from basic cycle skills to complex road cycling.
Is Bikeability part of national curriculum?
Bikeability is the government’s national cycle training programme. It helps you learn practical skills and understand how to cycle on today’s roads.
Are Bikeability courses free?
Free cycle training available Bikeability and adults’ training is now permitted under the latest Covid-19 guidelines. Family training is also available and a bike can be provided if required. Helpful tips for the summer: cycle skills.
What are the four core functions Bikeability?
The four core functions are: Making good and frequent observations • Choosing and maintaining the most suitable riding positions • Communicating intentions clearly to others • Understanding priorities on the road, particularly at junctions.
How many Bikeability levels are there?
three award levels
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.
What is the Bikeability scheme?
Bikeability is the government’s national cycle training programme. It helps you learn practical skills and understand how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the confidence to cycle and enjoy this skill for life.
Do you need a helmet for Bikeability?
Your child doesn’t need lycra for Bikeability! Normal, comfortable clothes are all you need, just not baggy trousers or long coats. Don’t forget to wrap up in the winter and wear sunscreen in the summer. Your child may need to wear a helmet or hi-vis jacket.
Is CPD a requirement of a Bikeability instructor?
All instructors must undertake at least 7.5 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year and maintain records of this.
What is level3 Bikeability?
Sailed through Level 1 and 2? Then Level 3 can equip you with the skills needed to stay safe in more challenging urban situations. Ride on more complex roads. This might include busier roads, more complicated junctions or faster roads with speed limits above 30mph.
What is the Bikeability Trust?
The Bikeability Trust is the national charity for Bikeability, the UK government’s cycle education programme Cycling is a life skill and learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage. Education, together with engineering and enforcement, helps more people cycle, more safely, more often.
What is Bikeability and why is it important?
Cycling is a life skill and learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage. Education, together with engineering and enforcement, helps more people cycle, more safely, more often. Bikeability is based on the government’s National Standard for cycle and instructor training.
What is education for Bikeability?
Education, together with engineering and enforcement, helps more people cycle, more safely, more often. Bikeability is based on the government’s National Standard for cycle and instructor training.
What is a Level 2 Bikeability course?
Bikeability is a progressive programme in which trainees first master cycle handling skills in traffic-free environments (Level 1), then develop the skills and confidence to cycle on local roads and simple junctions (Level 2), before tackling often busier, multi-lane roads and complex junctions (Level 3).