Cycling events and training

Bikeability cycle training

How do I get Bikeability training at my childs’ school?

If you would like a Bikeability course at your school, speak to the school staff and ask them to contact your local cycle trainers. Their details can be found on the Bikeability website.

Who is eligible for Bikeability?

Bikeability courses are usually run for year 5 and 6 pupils. The number of spaces available is limited due to funding, but we aim to get as many children trained as possible.

What do I need to bring to a Bikeability course?

You will need a bicycle and a helmet to take part in a Bikeability course. Your bicycle must be roadworthy, including:

  • good working front and rear brakes
  • well pumped up tyres – punctures cannot be repaired, as time does not allow for this
  • freely rotating pedals
  • a frame with no cracks on the welded joints
  • a well oiled chain
  • a secure saddle and handle bars.

If a bike is not fit to be used due to a mechanical problem, you may not be able to take part in the course.

Does Bikeability take place on the roads?

Level 1 Bikeability involves playground skills, which the rider will have to be proficient at before they are allowed on the roads for Level 2. The whole of Level 2 is based on the road.

Do I have to do Bikeability to ride on the roads?

It is not law that you must have passed your Bikeability test to ride a bicycle on the roads, although it is advisable to take part in the training if you get an opportunity.

Can I book private lessons for children and adults through Bikeability?

You can book private lessons through the Bikeability website.