Cycle Training For Children - Level 3

Level 3 is for children who've completed Bikeability Levels 1 and 2 and want to improve their skills on more challenging roads and junctions 

Autumn Term Level 3 Courses 2020

Currently, there are no more cousres scheduled for 2020 and detials of our early 2021 courses will be published here soon.  

We also offer Bikeability courses to all schools. Check with your child's school to see if they will be offering it in the Autumn term or in the new year.

About our Level 3 Course

Level 3 gives children the skills to tackle a wider variety of traffic conditions. This allows them to experience many different types of roads and more challenging traffic scenarios. 

The course covers responding to hazards, making ‘on-the-move’ risk assessments, passing queuing traffic, understanding advanced road positioning, hazard perception and strategies to deal with hazards, understanding driver blind spots, particularly for large vehicles, reacting to hazardous road surfaces and route planning for safer cycling.

Before you book your child on this course, please watch the Bikeability video, to understand the course outcomes and what is expected of your child during the course. This is not a course that your child should normally complete straight after completing Level 1 and 2 without any further practice. Level 3 is normally offered to secondary school children. However, if the instructor agrees, we may train children in Year 6 who excelled in Level 1 and 2 training. 

Please note that we do not allow the use of BMX bikes on a Level 3 course due to the restrictions they place on the rider's vision and mobility.  

How long does the Level 3 course take?

The course takes 2 hours 30 minutes.

Who can book on a course

  • Children aged 11 or over who have previously completed their Level 1 & 2 course.
  • Children who live or go to school in Bournemouth as these courses are specifically for Bournemouth residents.  This is due to the BCP teams not having been merged yet as a result of the delays caused by Covid-19.  We do hope to be fully merged by the end of this financial year.  If you are a Christchurch resident please contact for details of their courses and if you are a Poole resident.

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We also offer Bikeability courses to all schools, so check with your child's school to see if they offer it.