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Cycle Training

Bikeability in the Royal Borough

Cycle Proficiency for the 21st Century

Bikeability courses are offered to all the Royal Borough school children in years 4 to 8 (age range 8yrs to 14yrs).

Bikeability level 1, 2 and 3 replaces the old cycle proficiency courses and brings cycle training into the 21st century.

For further information about Bikeability, please email traffic@rbwm.gov.uk.

Bikeability Level 1

Available on holiday courses only. This course lasts for 3 hours with training in a traffic free environment. It includes:

  • skills training to increase confidence for young riders who can already ride a bike,

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  • and will include fun activities and games.

This group does not go on to the road at any time.

Bikeability Level 2

This course lasts for 6 hours, The first hour (Level 1) is delivered in a traffic free environment to establish that children are safe to go onto the roads for the main Level 2 training. This course is aimed at 8 - 14 year olds who can already ride a bike. The on road training will be on quiet roads of light traffic where pupils can gain an understanding of:

  • 'rights of way',
  • road positioning, and using junctions.

Bikeability Level 3

This course is aimed at competent riders who regularly ride their bike. The course lasts for 6 hours with a maximum of 6 pupils per group. Pupils will be taken into busier traffic conditions learning to interact with more hazardous conditions such as;

  • roundabouts,
  • multi lane roads,
  • traffic light controlled junctions and typically roads of 30mph or more.
  • BMX bikes are not permitted on this course.

Holiday Courses

These courses are offered during the school holidays. Any Royal Borough resident can book a course. Courses are usually held at local leisure centres. If you wish your child (and yourself) to attend one of these courses, the cost is £5.00 per person. There is no refund if your child is unable to complete the whole course or does not have the required ability to go on the roads for Level 2 training.

To view what courses are on offer during the holidays and to book a course, visit the:

  • Cycle Experience website, select 'Cycle Training', then 'Holiday Courses'. Select 'Windsor & Maidenhead' and your preferred venue. You will then be able to choose from the available courses, dates and times.

You will be asked to pay at the end of the booking, so please have your credit/debit card details ready.

Level 2 and Family Courses

Participants will be riding in traffic and so it is essential that they are able to control their bike, signal, look behind them, brake safely and concentrate for 3 hours at a time.

Important Information

  • All Courses - all participants must already be able to ride a bike.
  • The courses are about increasing confidence for children already riding or for children/parents learning to ride on the roads - they are NOT able to teach anyone how to ride a bike from scratch.
  • All participants must have a roadworthy bike (BMX bikes must have both front and rear brakes and no stunt pegs), and a cycle helmet that fits properly.

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Modified: 2014-09-09
Published: Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:37:18
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