Bikeability - Schools Cycle Training
Bikeability is the cycling proficiency for the 21st century. It is a new scheme designed to get more people cycling, more safely, and more often, with a special focus on primary school children.
Bikeability is not just about teaching children to ride a bike to national standards but also about introducing them to cycling as an everyday and fun activity and an alternative mode of transport.
Bikeability is part of a national programme, which is designed to be incorporated into the National Curriculum, and aims to increase the numbers of children who receive quality cycle training by qualified instructors. Although Blackpool has been delivering cycle training to the national standard for a number of years this latest scheme means that we can offer it for free and to more schools.
The scheme is delivered through the Council’s Travel and Road Safety team and supported by the School Sports Co-ordinators who will be encouraging schools to take up the training opportunity.
Our aim is to ensure that within five years no child should leave primary school in England without the opportunity to get their Bikeability training.