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Cycle training

Be active, safe and confident with Bikeability cycle training
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There are 3 levels of training that aim to give children and young people the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today's roads.

About the training
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Level 1 (Primary schools)
Bikeability Level 1 gives you the skills to ride your bike with excellent control. This will prepare you for cycling on the road.


Level 2 (Primary schools)
Bikeability Level 2 teaches you to cycle on single-lane roads and use junctions, like those you might use when cycling to school.

Level 3 (Secondary school pupils)
Bikeability Level 3 teaches you to cycle on multi-lane roads and use complex junctions and roundabouts.
Bikeability is a programme based on cycling ability. Individuals must pass each level in order to progress to the next. For more information go to the Bikeability website

Book training online
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Schools can request cycle training courses online. Complete our online form to register your interest and one of our Booking Organisers will be in touch. There are 3 options schools can choose. For each option it should be noted that:

  • Children will need to be able to ride their a bike
  • Children will need access to a have a bike that is roadworthy bicycle for the length of the course
  • Helmets must be worn
  • Trainees wear high visibility vests when training on road
  • All instructors are accredited National Standards Instructors and have a current DBS
  • All training sites are risk assessed by qualified staff
  • All Level 1 training is completed in a traffic free environment (usually the playground)
  • Level 2 and 3 training is completed on the road

Although Level 2 and 3 Bikeability training provides children and young people with the skills to make safer choices when cycling on the road, it is important that these skills continue to be practiced and developed with an adult after the course.

Level 1 and 2 for Year 6 pupils (and Year 5 in Terms 5 and 6)
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This training is currently offered at a cost of £10 per pupil. As a guide this training consists of 12 children being trained by 2 instructors over 3 days.

Level 3 for Years 7, 8, and 9
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This training is offered to students from Year 7-11 at £5 per person. The course is delivered within 3 hours with 1 instructor to 3 trainees.

It builds upon the foundations of Levels 1 and 2, which is often delivered in Primary schools.

If you are part of a School Games Partnership you should arrange the training directly with your provider, using the contact details below.

AreaOrganiser Host School Telephone number
Ashford Pete Le Rossignol Ashford Leisure Trust 01233 667125
Canterbury City Lauren Edwards Canterbury Academy 07843 594330
Canterbury Coastal Hannah Small Herne Bay High 07932 987113
Dartford   The Ebbsfleet Academy  
Dover Ruth McDade Castle Community College 01304 373363
Gravesham Julia Youens or Deborah Gerrett Meopham School 01474 814646
Maidstone & Mid Kent Jade Wood St Augustine Academy  
Maidstone & Mid Kent Tony Baptiste Swadelands School 01622 858267 / 07900 218469
Malling & Sevenoaks Laura Rookard Aylesford School 01622 717341
Medway Chatham Natasha Moloney Greenacre Academy 01634 861593 ext. 250
Medway Gillingham Claire Moore Howard School 07725 724393
Sheppey & Sittingbourne Melanie Tsangarides Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey 01795 873591
Shepway Emilie Moffat Shepway Sports Trust 07758 347448
Thanet Suzanne Gough Ursuline College 01843 830146
Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells Sam Pain (one day per week) Hayesbrook School  
Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells Jo Heath Hayesbrook School 07545 017668

Interested in becoming a Cycle Instructor?
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Please contact the Bikeability team at Bikeability@kent.gov.uk to find out about vacancies or further information on our National Standard Instructor training course carried out in partnership with Cycle Training UK.

Cycling
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Find a cycle route in Kent to experience Kent by bike.

Cycle Training
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Take a look at the Adult Cycle Training pages.