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Cycle training

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North Yorkshire County Council offers free level 1 and 2 Bikeability http://bikeability.dft.gov.uk/ courses to all year 5 and 6 pupils via Primary schools.

Bikeability_Full_Logo_RGB-250x300Training takes place on local streets, giving pupils a real cycling experience. Once Bikeability Level 2 has been completed and pupils have been awarded an orange badge, they will be able to:

  • Start and finish a journey by road, including passing parked or slower moving vehicles and side roads
  • Make a u-turn
  • Identify and react to hazards in the road
  • Signal intentions to other road users when needed
  • Understand where to ride on the road
  • Use junctions, including turning left and right into major and minor roads
  • Decide whether to use cycle lanes
  • Use the Highway Code, particularly when it comes to understanding road signs

Adults and older children can also take Level 3 training to develop urban riding skills using private instructors http://www.ctc.org.uk/training/cycling-instructors.

Once you’ve completed your Bikeability Level 3 and been awarded your green badge, you’ll be able to cycle almost anywhere, and:

  • Make a trip to school, work or elsewhere on any roads
  • Use complex junctions and road features such as roundabouts, multi-lane roads and traffic lights
  • Understand driver blind spots
  • Know how (and when) to pass queuing traffic
  • Identify and react to hazardous road surfaces
  • Plan your route
  • Interpret road signs

If you are interested in becoming a cycling instructor for North Yorkshire County Council please contact us kevin.pratt@northyorks.gov.uk