Winning 8 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals in the London 2012 Olympics for track and road cycling has encouraged more people than ever before to get on their bikes. Let’s make sure we keep them safe by providing quality cycle training to the children of Nottingham.

Bikeability is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st century, designed to develop children’s cycling abilities and the confidence to cope with a variety of traffic situations. It’s a great way to get children fit and healthy and cycling is good for the planet, the only energy it uses is pedal power. Best of all its fun and it’s free.

Nottingham City Council offer Bikeability cycle training, it has two stages within the scheme;

• Level 1 teaches basic skills and cycle handling and takes place on school grounds in a traffic free environment.
• Level 2 gives children the skills they need to cycle safely to school on minor roads. It is taught on quiet roads but with real traffic conditions.

Training takes place from the spring term all the way through until October half term. If you have access to a sports hall, level 1 can be delivered indoors. Children must be 10 years or over in order to undertake level 2.

Level 2 is delivered by a local accredited cycle training organisation Ridewise. It’s subject to a location risk assessment near the school and led by qualified and Criminal Record Bureau checked instructors.

At the end of the course, the children will receive a Level 1 /Level 2 Certificate and metal badge and the parents receive an assessment report on the their ability to cycle safely.

Bikeability is the only Government approved and nationally recognised award of cycle training today.

To register your interest please email Lyndon Roberts on

© School Sport Nottingham 2011

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