Cycle Training For Children - Level 1 & 2

Cycle training for children aged 10 and over to help build the skills and confidence to ride a bike safely on the road

Bikeability is today’s national cycle training scheme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. 

There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, from whatever level.

Level 1 and 2 Bikeability Course (2 day course)

Level 1 teaches trainees to control and master a bike. The training takes place in a secure environment away from cars and traffic.  Level 1 encourages and develops basic cycle control skills and gives trainees the confidence to use their cycles more often.

Level 2 is delivered on local roads. It gives trainees a real cycling experience that equips them with skills to deal with traffic on short journeys, such as cycling to school or the local shops. Level 2 will encourage and develop safe cycling skills, develop positive attitudes towards road use, increase knowledge and understanding of the road and traffic environment and give trainees the confidence to use their bicycles on local road.

We also offer Level 3 courses which are for children who have successfully completed Level 1 and 2 and are already an experienced and confident cyclist. See our Level 3 web page for further information on the course content and availability.

 

Saturday Course Dates 2019
  • Sat 12 Jan & Sat 19 Jan - 09:00 - 12:30 or 13:00 - 16:30
  • Sat 26 Jan & Sat 2 Feb - 09:00 - 12:30 or 13:00 - 16:30
  • Sat 9 Feb & Sat 16 Feb - 09:00 - 12:30 or 13:00 to 16:30

February Half Term 2019 Course Dates

  • Tue 19 Feb & Wed 20 Feb - 09:00 - 12:30 or 13:00 - 16:30
  • Thu 21 Feb & Fri 22 Feb - 09:00 - 12:30 or 13:00 - 16:30

The 2 day course takes a total of 7 hours from 09:00 – 12:30 or 13:00 - 16:30 on day one, 09:00 - 12:30 or 13:00 - 16:30 on day two. 

To complete the course, children must attend both dates.

Where

The courses take place at Kings Park Cycle Centre.

Who can join?

Children who:

  • are aged between 10 and 16 years old (Level 1 and 2) and children aged between 11 and 18 (Level 3).

  • can ride a bike one handed in order to indicate and look over their shoulder.

  • have their own bike and helmet and have permission from a parent or carer to take part.

  • live or go to school in Bournemouth.

Instructors

Our instructors are all fully qualified to the National Standard, are DBS checked and first aid trained.

Cost

We are able to offer our Kings Park Bikeability courses free of charge at present as we receive funding from the Department of Transport. 

How to book

Please email us at road.safety@bournemouth.gov.uk or call 01202 454636 with the following details together with your preferred course date(s):-

  • Parent or guardian's full name

  • Child’s full name

  • Age of child

  • School

  • Year group

  • Address

  • Landline

  • Mobile (for emergencies)

  • Preferred course date(s) and time(s)

Courses are booked on a first come, first served basis. Places are limited so please contact us as soon as possible with your preferred course date and time. The courses do get booked up very fast.  It's also helpful if you can give a couple of alternative dates.  Please allow a few days for a reply.

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. Check with your child's school to see if they will be offering it.