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).
instructor and young children during cycle training

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Bikeability Level 2 success at Heatherlands Primary School, Poole

My son week taken part in your Bikeability scheme at his school, he has never shown an interest in riding a bike, and up until 6 weeks ago didn’t own a bike. He was adamant he wanted to take part in the scheme and so we went out and purchased a bike for him. As a mum I have been terrified of him taking part in the scheme. Whilst I had faith in the instructors my fear was of my son’s lack of experience coupled with the build-up of traffic on our roads.

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