Bikeability for Schools

Cycle Confident run Bikeability sessions in 1000s of schools across the country, training over 60,000 children a year. 

To find out more about Bikeability please take a look at the Bikeability website

Bikeability LEVEL 1:

This course is aimed at years 3 and 4 and usually takes place over 2 days.

On this course children will learn how to:

  • Prepare themselves for a journey
  • Check the cycle is ready for a journey
  • Set off, pedal, slow down and stop
  • Pedal (including looking behind, cycling one handed, turning and controlling speed)

Bikeability LEVEL 2:

This course is aimed at years 5 and 6 and usually takes place over 5 days.

On this course children will learn how to:

  • Cycle safely and responsibly
  • Identify and respond to hazards
  • Start and stop on-road journeys
  • Maintain suitable riding positions
  • Share the road with others and communicate with other road users
  • Comply with signals, signs and road markings
  • Manage risk when cycling
  • Negotiate junctions (pass side roads, turn at T junctions, and crossroads and roundabouts if present).

Bikeability LEVEL 3:

This course is aimed at years 7 and above; we can help to book this in a way which works with your timetable.

On this course children will learn how to:

  • Plan a journey
  • Plan to and ride assertively everywhere cycling is permitted
  • Maintain suitable riding positions
  • Cooperate with and respect other road users
  • Pass queuing traffic and use junctions controlled by traffic lights
  • Use cycle infrastructure and multi lane roads 

Own the Ride

We have developed some unique adaptations for level 3 sessions which have proved very successful in engaging with the hard-to-reach age demographic in secondary schools.

Own the Ride courses are a flexible and creative approach to level 3 training with older children. Trainees contribute to the course content, participating in discussion groups about vulnerable road users, undertaking route planning activities, group rides to destinations of interest; a typical Own the Ride programme consists of:

* Introduction, Icebreaker and Boundaries
* Discussion and information about local cycling campaigns and infrastructure
* The National Standard
* Cycle Checks
* Level 2 Skills Consolidation
* Route Planning
* Level 3 Skills and Led Ride
* Course Conclusion and Action Plan

Own the Ride courses can be run over 1.5 to 3 days depending on the depth and breadth of the content and the ability of the group. The final half day is usually done at a later date to allow us to assess and evaluate the impact of the training and importantly any changes in travel to school behaviour.

Bikeability Plus modules and family training

Our Bikeability Plus courses aim to complement and support our core child training. We want to improve skills and confidence with a range of different options aimed at children of all ages and stages.

We offer the modules subject to client, location, demand and where practical. Timings and ratios for all the above courses will follow those directed by The Bikeability Trust delivery guides for the level and course provided.

Bike roadworthiness

Check bikes before sesisons using our hand M-Check form - download here

How to Book

  • For parents/ guardians booking their children onto a course that is taking place at a school, please visit the unique link or paper parent letter and consent form provided by the school
  • For members of staff booking courses to take place in their schools, please contact us