What support is provided to local authorities to help them deliver Bikeability Scotland training?

Local authorities are invited once a year to apply for Support Plus funding, which can pay for the cost of getting instructors trained, recruiting instructor mentors who can assist new instructors, supply teachers to enable teachers to attend instructor training, costs associated with recruiting volunteer instructors, and any equipment needed for training. Cycling Scotland will contact local authority co-ordinators when the fund is open for applications.

Cycling Scotland provides all Bikeability Scotland resources free to local authorities, in return for annual data about the number of pupils who have received training. We also provide one free Cycle Trainer course per local authority per year. Between 5 and 8 participants can be trained on each course.

Where can I order more resources?

Resources can only be ordered by the named co-ordinator at each local authority, who can contact us directly at bikeability@cycling.scot to place an order.

How can I get more instructors trained?

Most instructors take the one-day Bikeability Scotland Instructor (BSI) course, which enables them to deliver level 1 and 2 of Bikeability Scotland. Ideally, you will have someone in the local authority with a Bikeability Scotland Instructor Trainer (BSIT) who is able to deliver BSI courses in-house. If you wish to put instructors on the four-day Cycle Trainer course (enabling them to deliver all three levels of Bikeability Scotland), this will need to be delivered by a Cycling Scotland Tutor.

Contact us at bikeability@cycling.scot for any training enquiries.

What other activities are there for encouraging more children to cycle?

There is a list of other activities here.

What is the National Standard?

Find out what the National Standard is here.

Who manages Bikeability Scotland?

Find out who manages Bikeability Scotland, our policies and more info here.