What support can we provide to help your local authority deliver 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 coordinators when the fund is open for applications.
Cycling Scotland provides all Bikeability Scotland resources free to local authorities.
Resource packs for instructor training are sent for each course to the lead instructor, with a copy of the following resources for each candidate:
Bikeability Scotland Instructor - copies of all Bikeability Scotland level 1 and 2 resources, training resources booklet, essential cycling skills quick guide, games book, a multi-tool, BSI manual, chalk, and Hi-Viz vest.
Cycle Trainer - copies of all Bikeability Scotland level 1, 2 and 3 resources, training resources booklet, essential cycling skills quick guide, games book, a multi-tool, CT manual, chalk, and Hi-Viz vest.
Bikeability Scotland Instructor Trainer – Essential cycling skills quick guide, BSI manual, training resources booklet, instructor notes for Bikeability Scotland levels 1 and 2, cycling games book, riders guide (Level 2) and parents’ guide.
There are also Gaelic versions of level 1 and 2 resources that are available to download.
We also provide the Cycle Trainer course free to local authorities.
You can contact the Bikeability Team at Cycling Scotland with any training enquiries or questions about specific training courses.