Cycle training

Bikeability cycle training in Warwickshire

bikeability 1Cycling is healthy and fun, but it’s important to learn how to do it safely. Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.

There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.

Bikeability is part of a national scheme delivered on behalf of The Department for Transport and is available across England. Warwickshire County Council is an accredited provided of the scheme and is working towards providing every child in Warwickshire with the opportunity to have Bikeability training. Participants will need a bike and we strongly recommend a cycle helmet.

Bikeability cycle training for Schools

There are three levels available, which are offered to children in primary and secondary schools:-

Primary Schools

  • Level 1 – Basic cycle control skills are taught in an environment away from cars or traffic.
  • Level 2 – Prepares students to deal with traffic on short journeys, such as cycling to school.

Secondary Schools

In addition to Bikeability Level 2 secondary school pupils who have successfully attained Level 2 are offered the opportunity to take an advanced Level 3 on-road course. Level 3 – Gives students the skills to tackle a wider variety of traffic conditions and cope with more challenging traffic situations.

Bikeability cycle training during school holidays

Bikeability cycle training courses are usually offered during the Easter, Summer and October half term holidays in Leamington Spa, Stratford, Rugby and Nuneaton although (exact venues and levels offered may vary depending on demand).

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Love 2 Bike

Anyone wishing to start, or return to cycling can contact us to discuss their requirements. We can offer:

  • training for all abilities
  • help in specific areas eg leisure riding, journeys to/from school or work
  • sessions for small groups
  • one-to-one training
  • training for adults and children with physical disabilities or learning difficulties
  • evening/weekend sessions

For more information on Bikeability or individual adult cycling, please contact the Road Safety team via email at cycletraining@warwickshire.gov.uk

Cycle training for organisations and groups

Love2Bike is a combined adult cycle and awareness initiative. Despite, being statistically a very safe mode of transport, road casualties involving cyclists have increased over the past 5 years and as a result Road Safety Warwickshire has developed a training course aimed at adult cyclists within organisations and businesses. Leisure riders can also take advantage of the initiative through regular events around Warwickshire.

For more information on Love2Bike, please contact the Road Safety team via email at roadsafety@warwickshire.gov.uk

 


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