Every year we train around 20,000 children from year 5, 6 and 7 on all levels of the Bikeability and we have trained over 1800 Bikeability instructors across the UK.
We think of ourselves as strategic partners to our Local Authority clients, going beyond the delivery of quality cycle training. We strive to become a key part of cycling development and advocacy within the areas where we work.
BikeRight! provide an enormous amount of added value through experience in both development and delivery of cycle training and cycling related activities.
Cycling proficiency for the 21st century:
Bikeability is based upon the 3 levels of National Standard Cycle Training that were laid down by the government and several cycling organisations, including ourselves. BikeRight! are one of the leading providers of this type of cycle training in the UK and we also train many of the instructors that work throughout the country for Local Authorities and other companies.
At Level 1 new riders learn to control and master their bikes in a space away from traffic such as a playground or closed car park. Trainees will usually be trained in a group of 3-12, though individual training may also be available in your area. At Level 1 you can:
- prepare yourself and your bike for cycling
- get on and off your bike without help
- start off, pedal and stop with control
- pedal along, use gears and avoid objects
- look all around and behind, and control the bike
- share space with pedestrians and other cyclists
Level 2 takes place on local streets, giving trainees a real cycling experience. Trainees learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops. Trainees are usually trained in small groups – up to 6 trainees per instructor – though individual training may also be available. At Level 2 you can:
- prepare for on-road cycling
- start and finish an on-road journey
- recognise typical hazards
- let others know what you are about to do
- know where to ride on the road
- pass parked vehicles and side roads
Level 3 equips trainees with skills for more challenging roads and traffic situations – busier streets, queuing traffic, complex junctions and roundabouts. It also includes planning routes for safe cycling. Level 3 training is delivered one-to-one or in groups of up to 3 so can be tailored to a trainee’s individual needs, such as a route to work or school. At Level 3 you can:
- prepare for a journey
- understand advanced road positioning
- pass queuing traffic
- perceive and deal with hazards
- understand driver blind spots
- react to hazardous road surfaces