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Free cycle training is happening across Scotland

These last few months have been difficult for everyone. And in these uncertain times, it is not always easy to keep up with changing restrictions. However, the good news is that Bikeability Scotland cycle training is already underway in many schools across the country.

As the national cycle training programme for school children, Bikeability Scotland is designed to give children the skills and confidence they need to cycle safely on the roads, and to encourage them to carry on cycling into adulthood.

Just like learning to swim, learning to cycle safely is an essential life skill. As schools return, it is very important that children continue to have access to cycle training. Scottish Government guidance encourages walking and cycling to school at this time, and Bikeability Scotland supports outdoor learning.

Please use our School tracker tool to see if your school is participating. If not, all you need to do is get in touch with your local Bikeability Scotland coordinator. All participating local authorities have one and you will find their details by clicking on the link below.

Contact your local Bikeability Scotland coordinator

Tips for on-road cycling with the family

A bike ride is a great way to get exercise and fresh air once a day during lockdown. With the roads quieter than usual and shared paths and parks busier, it’s a good time to try on-road cycling with your kids.

We’ve put together a handy guide about safe cycling on roads including basic control skills, bike checks and how to lead a group. Have fun and stay safe.

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Parents

Parents

Bikeability Scotland is a cycle training programme, usually delivered in schools between P5 and S2, that teaches children to cycle safely, to learn how to deal with traffic and that, above all, gets children excited about cycling.

Schools

Schools

Most Bikeability Scotland training is delivered in schools. The training is usually delivered by a trained teacher or volunteer, under certain circumstances we may appoint an experienced instructor to lead the training.

Instructors

Instructors

The support of Bikeability Scotland instructors is key to the creation of the next generation of confident and responsible cyclists. Without our instructors, many of whom are volunteers, cycle training would be beyond the reach of many primary schools, and pupils would miss out on learning a valuable life skill.

Local authorities

Local authorities

Most Bikeability Scotland training is delivered to pupils in schools, organised through their local authorities. The training is often co-ordinated by Active Schools or Road Safety Teams, and sometimes by other teams including Education and Travel Planning.

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