Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. 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.
Friday 13th September
Children were awarded their Bikeability certificates and badges during assembly this morning for passing Level 1 or Level 2.
BIKEABILITY LEVEL 2
The Bikeability Level 2 course aims to develop riders’ skills and confidence for cycling on single-lane roads and simple junctions with mostly moderate motor traffic flows (where riders encounter vehicles with progressively greater frequency in each module), and prepares riders for cycling on more complex, often busier or faster roads and junctions. Riders must have fully demonstrated Bikeability Level 1 National Standard assessment criteria before they start Bikeability Level 2 training.
Bikeability is government-recognised, practical and professional training, and we know that cyclists are more skilled and more confident once they’ve taken part. Riders are usually trained in small groups – up to 6 trainee riders per instructor – though individual training may also be available.
AT LEVEL 2 RIDERS:
- 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).
For further information about family cycling, go to: https://bikeability.org.uk/cycle-more/family-cycling/ Twitter:@BikeabilityUK
Monday 9th September
Children were excited to begin their cycle training this morning on the school playground. All bikes were deemed roadworthy and the children enjoyed their first lesson. This runs until Thursday 12th September. For further information on Bikeability, please go online at: https://bikeability.org.uk/bikeability-training/get-ready/