Cycling road safety schemes
We provide cyclist training for schools under the bikeability (cycling proficiency) scheme and instructor training for those involved, or who'd like to be involved, in cycling instruction.
Ask about road safety guidance or training if you want to get your school involved with bikeability or if you're interested in becoming a cycling instructor.
Bikeability Fix (two hours)
Teaches basic maintenance skills and how to carry out minor adjustments to bike.
Bikeability Balance (three hours)
Teaches balance as a first stage to riding a bike for younger children.
Learn to ride (four hours)
A basic introduction to riding a bike.
Primary school training
Level one (two hours)
This teaches basic bicycle control skills on the school playground.
Level two (six hours)
This takes place on quiet risk-assessed roads near to the school. Children learn about the best position to ride on the road, how to pass parked cars and how to do left and right turns into both major and minor roads.
Secondary school training
Level three (two hours)
This takes place on busier roads with more difficult junctions.
Accredited trainers and courses
Cycling instructors will come to your school to deliver the training. All our instructors and courses are accredited by the National Cycle Training Standard.
About the course
A four day course is followed by a post course assessment once you've gained some real experience.
The four days are a mixture of theory and practical sessions. The practical work takes place in both traffic free areas and on the road.
During the course you'll learn about:
- different teaching methods
- how to engage with groups
- assessing trainees
- how to carry out risk assessments
Post course assessment
The post course assessment can be arranged at a later date once you have gained some practical experience. It involves one or two observed sessions of you teaching a group.
When you have completed the course you will be accredited as a National Standard Instructor Provisional (NSIP). Once you've completed the post course assessment you'll become fully qualified - National Standard Instructor Qualified (NSIQ).
Costs (per person)*
- Four day course: £470
- Post course assessment: £115
- Mentoring: £55
*Prices are for courses held in County Durham. You may need to pay travel and accommodation expenses for the trainer if the session is outside the county.
Group discounts are available if you book for 6 to 12 people.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement of this course.
- Road Safety
- 03000 268 175
Our address is:
- Regeneration and Local Services
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 5UQ