Cycle Training For Children - Level 1 & 2
Free 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.
Course Dates 2018
To complete the course, children must attend both dates.
During term time, Level 1 and 2 courses are held over two consecutive Saturdays.
During school holidays, Level 1 and 2 courses are held on two consecutive days.
The 2 day course takes a total of 7 hours from 09:00 – 12:30 on day one. 09:00 - 12:30 on day two.
Saturday Course Dates
- Sat 3 Nov & Sat 10 Nov - 09:00 - 12:30 (waiting list only)
October Half Term 2018
- Mon 22 Oct & Tue 23 Oct - 09:00 - 12:30 (waiting list only) or 13:00 - 16:30 (1 space available)
- Wed 24.10.18 & Thu 25.10.18 - 09:00 - 12:30 (waiting list only) or 13:00 - 16:30 (places available)
The sessions take place at Kings Park Cycle Centre.
Who can join?
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.
Our instructors are all fully qualified to the National Standard, are DBS checked and first aid trained.
We 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 email@example.com or call 01202 454636 with the following details together with your preferred course date(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.
This is managed by our Road Safety team and part-funded through the Department for Transport.