Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! There are three Bikeability levels (1,2 & 3) and each are designed to improve cycling skills. They take riders from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads. There are also Bikeability Balance and Learn to Ride modules too.
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Feedback from children, parents and schools is a way to measure the success of Bikeability in Devon. It is also shared with Bikeability and the Department for Transport who fund Bikeability. Thank you!
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How do children get on a Bikeability course?
The vast majority of our free training is delivered via schools. All schools can host our free courses and should have received a booking request form. Parents should contact their school to find out when the next free Bikeability course is being run or email our Bikeability Provider.
During most school holidays we run Bikeability Holiday Courses however they are proving a challenge to host this year due to coronavirus. Children in schools are now in ‘bubbles’ and a holiday course attracts children from different schools and year groups which could pose an unnecessary risk. Therefore, there will not be any October 2020 half term holiday courses and we will review again for the February 2021 half term.
If parents can get together a small group of children that attend the same school and are in the same bubble, instructors can sometimes host a ‘bespoke’ course. For more information please email our Bikeability Provider.
Maybe you can’t book on a Bikeability course just yet. Try these short films that have been recommended by Bikeability instructors.
Don’t try this at home! Not a cycle training video but an inspirational film.
Want to try cycling on a ‘real’ road?
Have you visited the cycle training area at Hamlin Lane playing fields in Exeter? There is a real road layout, with junctions and roundabouts. It’s a great way to practice cycling in a traffic-free area.