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 

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.

Book onto one of our public Bikeability courses online

Our summer holiday courses are now available to book on our booking system.   We are pleased to also announce that we now have two alternative locations for the courses, Kings Park Cycle Centre and Bournemouth Velodrome.

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.  

The course takes 2 hours 30 minutes and can be taken by:

  • children aged 11 or over who have previously successfully completed their Level 1 & 2 course.
  • children who live or go to school in the BCP area including Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.


We will shortly be introducing an online payment system for our public Bikeability courses (£10 per person).  These charges will be introduced once the new booking system has been changed to accept online payments.  If you book on a course before the new online payment system is in place, you will not be charged but please note that these charges will be introduced soon.  Our Bikeability Scheme is part-subsidised by The Bikeability Trust via DfT funding.

Due to all council staff being instructed to work from home for the foreseeable future, there is no active telephone number to field enquiries, so please contact us via email. When you book your child onto a course, you will be given both a number to contact the Road Safety team on and mobile telephone numbers for your child's instructors on the day.

Sometimes emails may get caught in the Junk/Spam folder. We recommend you check these folders if you are expecting an email from us.