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Cycle training for schools

Cycle training for schools

Cycle training for children is delivered via Buckinghamshire schools.


Bikeability funding for spring term 2020

We are unable to open the funding window for training to take place during the 2020 Spring term due to limited funding.

Schools will be notified when we hear about future funding for 2021 to 2022 from the Department for Transport. 



Schools must use an approved Provider from the Buckinghamshire Council approved List.

Schools will be notified if their application has been successful within 15 working days after the closing date.

Training can be booked online.

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Schools need to bid for funding the term their training course is due to take place – e.g. apply for funding in the Summer term for a training course being held in the Autumn term.

With the exception of extreme circumstances allocated funding for a term cannot be carried over to the following term.

All training is subsidised. An administration fee needs to be paid as listed below.


Summary of training

Bikeability level 1

  • For children in Year 3 and Year 4 in groups up to 16.
  • For children who are able to ride a bicycle (without stabilisers).
  • Teaches basic bike control skills in a traffic free environment, building their confidence ahead of the on-road training.

Administration fee: £5

Bikeability level 2

  • For children in Year 5 and Year 6.
  • Teaches children how to deal with traffic on short journeys.
  • Off-road and on-road training included in the course.

Administration fee: £10

Bikeability level 3

  • For children who are in Year 7 and above.
  • This is not for all children, only for those that are competent out of Level 2 training.
  • Advanced on-road cycling, busier streets, queuing traffic and complex junctions.

Administration fee: £10

Bikeability balance

  • For children in Reception and Y1.
  • A series of school-based sessions that aim to prepare children with the skills that they will need in order to take part in Bikeability Level 1.
  • Using games and balance bikes to develop their bike handling and awareness skills.
  • Some children may be able to progress to pedal cycling at the end of the course.

Administration fee: £5

Learn to ride

  • Children, school staff and families who are unable to cycle – in particular, children who, for whatever reason, are struggling to master the skill or adults who have never learnt to cycle.

Administration fee: £5

Bikeability transition

  • Provides students moving from primary to secondary school with route planning skills and opportunity to then cycle the planned route to their new school.
  • This module should be delivered shortly before students are about to make the transition from primary to senior school.
  • Cycling their planned routes with an instructor.

Administration fee: £5



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