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 

What's in the 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. 

How long does the Level 3 course take?

The course normally takes 2 hours, 30 minutes but we allow 3 hours so there's time to discuss the expected course outcomes before the session starts.

Next Course Dates

Following completion of our half term courses, we will not be scheduling any more courses for the remainder of 2019.  We will be announcing our next course dates for early 2020 later in the year, or early January 2020.  If you would like to go on the waiting list for the next courses, please email your details to road.safety@bcpcouncil.gov.uk.  

To book on a course

Please email road.safety@bcpcouncil.gov.uk or call 01202 454636 with the following details:

  • Preferred course date, time and location
  • Parent or guardian's full name
  • Child’s full name
  • Age of child
  • School
  • Year group
  • Date completed Level 1 & 2
  • Address
  • Landline
  • Mobile (for emergencies)

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.  

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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.