Bikeability Training

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.

Bikeability courses are available throughout the year in most local authorities in England. Children and adults can be trained individually or in groups, through school, clubs or private tuition.

Be Ready

Before you take part in your Bikeability course there are some things you need to have prepared beforehand, your bike, helmet and clothing. Follow our handy guide to being as well prepared as possible.

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Bikeability Level 1

Bikeability Level 1 aims to develop cycle handling in an off-road environment and prepare riders for cycling on the road. Riders must be able to cycle (i.e. pedal and glide) to participate in Bikeability Level 1.

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Bikeability Level 2

Bikeability Level 2 will develop riders’ skills and confidence for cycling on single-lane roads and simple junctions with mostly moderate motor traffic flows, preparing riders to deal with short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops.

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Bikeability Level 3

Bikeability Level 3 equips riders with the skill and confidence to ride in more challenging roads and traffic situations – busier streets, queuing traffic, complex junctions and roundabouts. It also includes planning routes for safe cycling.

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Bikeability PLUS

Bikeability Plus is a series of 10, free-standing modules designed to ensure that children and families are given the opportunities, skills, support and guidance that they need to make cycling part of their everyday life.

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Getting skilled-up for cycling has big benefits

  • Great way to get around

    Cycling is a great way to get around, get some exercise, reduce your carbon footprint and reduce the amount of time spent stuck in a car, or on the bus.

  • Quicker, low-cost journeys

    Taking part in Bikeability means getting ready to enjoy all the benefits of cycling – quicker and low-cost journeys, fun rides made with friends and family, and less time wasted in the car, or waiting for a lift.

  • Government-recognised cycle training

    Bikeability is the only government-recognised cycle training scheme, underpinned by the National Standard. Cycle training providers delivering Bikeability must use qualified Bikeability instructors and operate within the quality assurance system. Bikeability is therefore a quality mark for cycle training, identifying cycle training delivered to the highest standards.

HOW WE DELIVER

Professional Bikeability providers deliver on-road and off-road training to groups in schools, through clubs, to families or individually to children, adults, new learners and experienced cyclists. Ask in school or find a course.

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Bikeability Club

Join the Bikeability Club to receive newsletters with more information about Bikeability training, as well as useful hints and tips on riding together as a family and enjoying cycling after your Bikeability course, plus offers, promotions and other opportunities.

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