Bikeability and the National Standard for Cycle Training
Bikeability is the public face of the National Standard for Cycle Training, published by the UK Department for Transport, which deals with the underlying competencies and technical administration of cycle training.
Teaches trainees to learn to control and master a bike. The training takes place in an environment away from cars or traffic – usually in a playground or closed car park.
Delivered on local roads giving trainees real cycling experience that equips them with skills to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school, work or the local shops.
Teaches the skills to tackle a variety of traffic conditions to enable trainees to deal with all road conditions and challenging traffic situations. Covers dealing with hazards, making ‘on-the-move’ risk assessments and planning routes for safer cycling.
Bikeability training can only be delivered by qualified and registered National Standard Instructors and Assistants working for registered Bikeability schemes. Coach Kathryn is a registered Bikeability Scheme provider and I am a Bikeability and National Standards Instructor.
Each training course combines compulsory and optional outcomes. As each course progresses, if the compulsory outcomes have been achieved, optional outcomes can be incorporated into the course providing that this is within the trainees’ capability and there is suitable road infrastructure in the area. Optional outcomes may be incorporated into training if there is a specific local need (e.g. several mini-roundabouts or cycle lanes within the local vicinity) or if specifically requested by trainees.
Please contact me to discuss provision of a course for you or your group.