Bikeability ( Cycling Proficiency for us oldies) is what i have trained for and can now train you or your little ones in Harrogate and the Yorkshire area. I have successfully completed levels 1,2 and 3 of the British Cycling NSI Bikeability training course.
When i work for someone like CycleNorth, during the week, who are a Bikeability delivery company for the schools of West Yorkshire, i deliver Bikeability. When i deliver as me, Magic Dave ( 🙂 ), i am delivering National Standard Training as a National Standard Qualified Instructor. Both types of training are identical in every way, bar the name… clear as mud eh 🙂
I have secured the use of Saltergate Infant and Junior School to deliver Level 1 training on evenings and weekends so it’s all safe and secure for our cycling adventures.
Be it simply Level 1 (usually 1 hours tuition on a 1:1 basis) to gain those “for life” bike handling skills or a combination of Level 1 and Level 2 (2 hours tuition for Level 2, 3 hours total for Levels 1 and 2 again on a 1:1 basis) so that you have and receive real life practice and experience to ride confidently and safely on the road …whilst still having a whole load of fun.
Please read about Levels 1, 2 and 3 below so that you know exactly what you want and what i can help you achieve.
Pricing for both Levels 1 and 2 is £100 on a 1:1 basis, £75 each for 2 trainees or £70 per trainee up to a maximum of 6 trainees
Mobile one to one tuition is also available at £35 per hour
Group tuition is also available in larger numbers for level 1… up to 12 infact but Level 2 can be only delivered up to a maximum of 6 trainees for safety and insurance purposes, please call to discuss 🙂
Please just get in touch to discuss what is best for you and your needs 🙂
Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.
There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.
At Level 1 new riders learn to control and master their bikes in a space away from traffic such as a playground or closed car park. Trainees will usually be trained in a group of 3-12, though individual training may also be available in your area. At Level 1 you can:
- prepare yourself and your bike for cycling
- get on and off your bike without help
- start off, pedal and stop with control
- pedal along, use gears and avoid objects
- look all around and behind, and control the bike
- share space with pedestrians and other cyclists
Level 2 takes place on local streets, giving trainees a real cycling experience. Trainees learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops. Trainees are usually trained in small groups – up to 6 trainees per instructor – though individual training may also be available. At Level 2 you can:
- prepare for on-road cycling
- start and finish an on-road journey
- recognise typical hazards
- let others know what you are about to do
- know where to ride on the road
- pass parked vehicles and side roads
Level 3 equips trainees with skills for more challenging roads and traffic situations – busier streets, queuing traffic, complex junctions and roundabouts. It also includes planning routes for safe cycling. Level 3 training is delivered one-to-one or in groups of up to 3 so can be tailored to a trainee’s individual needs, such as a route to work or school. At Level 3 you can:
- prepare for a journey
- understand advanced road positioning
- pass queuing traffic
- perceive and deal with hazards
- understand driver blind spots
- react to hazardous road surfaces
All children who complete Levels 1 and or 2 NSI training will receive a IWTRMB certificate to say they have completed the training 🙂