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Brighton & Hove City Council runs school-based Bikeability training courses throughout the year for children in years five and six. School based courses are free to participants.
The course is carried out in two levels:
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 1 is two sessions of one and a half hours on consecutive days.
The children revise level 1. 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 2 is five sessions of one and a half hours on consecutive days.
Level 3 (Years 7 and 8)
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.
How to organise a Bikeability course-information for parents/carers and children
Ask at your school if a course is being organised or contact the Road Safety Team for more information.
How to organise a Bikeability course-information for schools
The council can run courses at any time of the year in school time, but after school courses are run between February half-term and mid November only. The period between mid-May and the end of the summer term is always extremely busy, so it is advisable to book at a quieter time to guarantee a course.
Please complete the booking form to make a Bikeability training course booking for your school.
Easter holiday coursesBrighton & Hove City Council, run a course in Preston Park during the Easter holiday. The course is run over one week, Monday to Friday 10am - 12 noon each day. The course is appropriate for 9 to 14 year olds. You can book a place on a course by contacting the Road Safety Team.
Summer holiday courses
Brighton & Hove City Council run courses in Hove Park and Preston Park over the summer holidays, for several weeks. Each course is run over one week, Monday-Friday, 10am - 12 noon each day.
You can book a place on a course by contacting the Cyclist Training and School Crossing Patrol Manager on 01273 293847. Details of these courses can be found in the Summer Fun booklet and in libraries.
Autumn half term coursesBrighton & Hove City Council run courses in Hove Park and Preston Park during the half term. Each course is run over one week, Monday - Friday, 10am - 12 noon each day and is appropriate for 9 - 14 year olds.
Becoming a Cycle Trainer
Cycle Trainers mainly work between February and November, with the busiest period being May-July. They train children in, on-road cycling skills, carry out bike safety checks, and supervise school/parent helpers. Full training is given.
If you are interested in becoming a paid cycle trainer or want further information about Bikeability training courses please contact the Road Safety Team. Alternatively follow this link for further cycling contacts.