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TO REQUEST FREE BIKEABILITY TRAINING IN YOUR SCHOOL:
LEVEL 2 Booking form
Level 2 is for children aged 9 and older – A real cycling experience on quiet roads
LEVEL 3 Booking form
Level 3 is for children aged 11 and older, who have completed Level 2 – Advanced cycling
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.
Our approved Bikeability contractor is:
Lance Chatfield - Community School Sports Manager, Plymouth School Sports Partnership
Mobile: 07967 488315 Landline: 01752 515384
Parents! Contact our contractor (see details above) to arrange for a FREE training session.
You can arrange FREE Level 3 training direct with our Bikeability contractor (min group size is two children)
The training will:
Build on the Bikeability Level 1 and 2 skills they learned at Primary School
Explore the route options for the journeys your child wishes to make (e.g. to school)
Encourage cycling in a position which will make them more noticeable to motorists
Teach your child how to deal with specific junctions.
What is Bikeability?
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. Bikeability Level 2 is for children of nine years and older and gives trainees a real cycling experience so that they are able to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school.
Who delivers the Bikeability training?
In Sept 2011, through a tender process, Devon County Council awarded the Bikeability contract for the whole of Devon, to a consortium of Devon cycle training organisations - The Plymouth School Sports Partnership, EXECEL at Cycling, The Cycling Partnership & Westcountry Cycle Training.
This will be led by the newly merged Plymouth School Sports Partnership, who have a proven track record of delivery of Bikeability. We believe they can offer the highest quality service and best value to the people of Devon and will enhance and streamline our cycle training service.
The Council’s cycling vision is more people cycling, more safely, more often.
Our aims and objectives
- Every child leaving primary school has successfully completed Bikeability Level 2 training.
- Every primary school runs Bikeability training for all nine and ten year olds
- Ensuring Bikeability training is a very positive experience and will enthuse and inspire trainees and in turn, family and friends to make more and safer cycle journeys
Parents and children
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.