School Bikeability – Level 3

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Age group: Year 7 and above.

Duration: This is a four-day course for 12 children in total.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10.00-12.00 Group A Group B Group A Group B
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Group B Group A Group B Group A

(Times given are an example – we can fit around your school day and lunch time.)

Group size: The trainees are taken out in groups of 6 (maximum) by two nationally accredited cycle instructors. Each child takes part for two 2-hour training sessions.  (Please note that as the table above shows, the course can be arranged so that each child only need miss two mornings of lessons as the groups can alternate between AM and PM sessions).

Content: Bikeability Level 1, 2 and 3.  Level 1 is covered, usually within one day.  Once this is completed, Level 2 allows the children to interact with real traffic, but sticking to quiet roads.  Level 3 looks at more advanced road positioning, how to use junctions with traffic lights, roundabouts and multi-lane roads.

Location: Level 1 training is playground-based.  The area is risk assessed by an instructor prior to use.  The playground or a large tarmac space would need to be available for the trainees’ sole use during the session times.  Level 2 training is on quiet local roads, Level 3 on busier roads, and all are risk assessed by an instructor prior to use.

Typical course structure:

Session 1: Level 1 training is completed/reaffirmed.

Session 2: Level 2 on road training commences.

Session 3: Level 2 training is completed and Level 3 training commences on roads and junctions trainees are likely to use on their way to school.

Session 4: Level 3 training is completed, looking at preparing for cycle journeys and advanced road positioning.

Post session: Bikeability certificates, booklets and badges will be posted to you.