Cycle training and skills

Cycle training for children

Bikeability is the new cycle proficiency course for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads. Children are encouraged and inspired to achieve all three levels, recognising that there is always more to learn and to enjoy on a bike.


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Bikeability is available, free of charge, for all schools in Devon (excluding Torbay and Plymouth) through Devon County Council. Bikeability is intended to be accessible for all children and all schools – including academies and special schools.

Level 1 training is for children aged six or years and older – basic cycle skills in an off-road area. There is no government funding for stand alone Bikeability Level 1 courses. However, we include it in Level 2 courses and there are sometimes private Level 1 courses during school holidays.(See this page for holiday course dates)

Level 2 (which includes Level 1) is for children aged 9 and older – A real cycling experience on quiet roads.

Level 3 is for children aged 11 and older, who have completed Level 2 – Advanced cycling. Level 3 training will:

  • Build on the Bikeability Level 1 and 2 skills the child learned at Primary School
  • Explore the route options for the journeys the child wishes to make (e.g. to school)
  • Encourage cycling in a position which will make them more noticeable to motorists
  • Teach the child how to deal with specific junctions.

To request FREE Bikeability Level 2 or 3 training in your school please contact our Bikeability Contractor:

Lance Chatfield – Community School Sports Manager, Plymouth School Sports Partnership
Mobile: 07967 488315     Landline: 01752 515384



If your child’s school is not hosting our FREE Level 3 training, for whatever reason, you can arrange FREE Level 3 training direct with our Bikeability contractor (contact details above) Please note the minimum group size is two children so why not bring one of your child’s friend?



Have you visited the new Cycle Training area at Hamlin Lane Playing fields, Exeter (near Polsloe Bridge Station)?  We have re-surfaced this area and there is a real road layout, with junctions and roundabouts and is a great chance to practice cycling in a traffic-free area.

Children enjoying cycle training