Cycle training for children and young people

We provide Bikeability training courses throughout the year for children in school years 5 to 9.

Organise cycle training for your kids

Training is available through schools or on a course during the school holidays. 

Parents or carers can

Information for schools 

We've closed online applications for 2016/17 road safety training courses for schools. We may still have a few spaces left for some courses. Please call Emily Tester 01273 293847.

We will contact schools who have requested a course by 22 July 2016.

The period between mid-May and the end of the summer term is extremely busy, book at a quieter time to guarantee a course.

After-school courses are run between February half-term and mid November only. 

We provide two other road safety training courses for Brighton & Hove schools

Find out more about cycling and scooting to school.

About Bikeability cycle training courses 

Bikeability level one (ages 9 to 14)

The children learn to carry out a simple bike check, safe start and stopping procedures, turning left and right and they learn how to use the gears on their bicycles. The training takes place on the playground.

Level one is two sessions of one and a half hours on consecutive days.

Bikeability level two (ages 9 to 14)

The children revise the previous level. They learn to turn left and right and pass parked vehicles. They learn road signs. The training takes place on the road near to the school where suitable junctions can be found.

Level two is five sessions of one and a half hours on consecutive days.

Bikeability level three (ages 11-14)

The children revise levels 1 and 2. They learn to work on junctions, roundabouts, traffic lights, multi lanes and changing lanes. The training takes place on busy roads and complex junctions where suitable junctions can be found.

Free Bikeability courses in school holidays

We provide free courses for children in Hove Park and Preston Park during the school holidays.

Full details of these courses can be found in the summer fun booklet and in libraries.

Half terms

  • Level 1 & 2 - The course is run over four days, 10am – 12.30pm each day. For 9 to 14 year olds.
  • Level 3 – The course is run over three days, 1.00 – 3.00pm each day.  For 11 to 14 year olds.

Easter holidays

  • Level 1 & 2 - The course is run over four days, 10am – 12.30pm each day. For 9 to 14 year olds.
  • Level 3 – The course is run over three days, 1.00 – 3.00pm each day. For 11 to 14 year olds.

Summer holidays

  • Level 1 & 2 - The course is run over four days, 10am – 12.30pm each day. For 9 to 14 year olds.
  • Level 3 – The course is run over three days, 1.00 – 3.00pm each day.  For 11 to 14 year olds.

To book a place on a course call 01273 293847 or take a look at the Summer Fun booklet for more information.

If you would like further information about Bikeability training courses then please email road.safety@brighton-hove.gov.uk.