Cycling and scooting to school

Promoting cycling to school

Bikeability cycle training

Bikeability cycle training is available for children in years 5 to 9 (aged 9 to 15 years old) where a School Travel Plan is in place. We also offer courses in local parks during the school holidays.

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.

Scootability - scooter safety training

Free Scootability scooter training is available to schools for children age 6 to 7 years, where a School Travel Plan is in place. Schools can apply at any time of year, however it helps the team plan if you can apply at the end of the Summer term.

The training is delivered by accredited cycle trainers. The course increases skills, improves confidence and increases awareness of other pavement users.

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.

Information about safe scooting

For more information: Safe and Considerate Scooting - a guide for parents and young children (PDF 650KB) and Sustrans' scooting to school fact sheet (PDF 781KB).

Download a free Scootability poster (PDF 1.8MB) promoting safe scooting to display in your school or see the children in action video.

Bike It project

The council is working in partnership with Sustrans on the national 'Bike It' scheme which aims to get more young people cycling to school and for other journeys. For more information contact the Bike It officer Ben.Sherratt@sustrans.org.uk.