Bikeability, the government’s national cycle training programme, is about so much more than teaching children how to cycle.
Bikeability training gives children confidence, boosts self-esteem and helps them become more independent. As well as teaching them how to cycle safely on roads, Bikeability also gives children a better understanding of the benefits of activity on their physical health and mental wellbeing. And most importantly, children have fun during Bikeability!
Bikeability starts on the playground, where instructors teach basic cycle handling skills, before children head out on to the roads for Bikeability Level 2. During this course children get to grips with simple junctions and communicating with other road users – all essential skills and experience to keep them safe on their journeys. Older children are then introduced to more complex junctions during Level 3, all under the watchful eyes of Bikeability’s fantastic instructors.
It is Bikeability’s ambition to give every child the opportunity to learn how to cycle and through our Widening Participation Fund we are welcoming organisations across England to bid for funding for schemes that will help more children access Bikeability cycle training.
Our latest video for schools explains how cycle training goes beyond the classroom and equips children with lifelong skills that will help them become happier and healthier. Find out more about Bikeability on our website.