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 

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. 

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 types of road conditions 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.

How long does the Level 3 course take?

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

Level 3 Course Locations

We offer two different meeting locations for these courses of Kings Park and Bournemouth Velodrome. Please book the course location that best suits your own child's home and school location. Level 3 is a bespoke course which can be tailored to the needs of the trainee, encompassing a route from home to school. 

Course Dates

Kings Park

  • Fri 10 August (waiting list only)
  • Mon 13 August (waiting list only)
  • Fri 24 August (waiting list only)

Bournemouth Velodrome

  • Mon 13 August (waiting list only)
  • Fri 24 August (waiting list only)

Course times 

Courses run from 9:30 to 12:30 or 13:00 to 16:00. When you book please let us know if you would prefer the morning or afternoon course. 

Further courses

We will be scheduling some new dates for the October half term and these will be published in the Autumn term.

To book on a course

Please email us at road.safety@bournemouth.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)

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

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