Bikeability Scotland is managed by Cycling Scotland on behalf of the Bikeability Scotland Delivery Group (BSDG). The BSDG meets semi-annually and has representatives from:
- Transport Scotland
- Road Safety Scotland
- Cycling Scotland
- Scottish Cycling
- Cycling UK
- Education Scotland
- Representatives from Scottish Road Safety Forums and local authorities.
The BSDG issues guidelines and policies on a number of issues relating to Bikeability Scotland. These can be downloaded at the links below.
Bikeability Scotland is delivered by our local authority partners, almost exclusively through schools. In some authorities, this is supplemented by the involvement of Sustrans IBike Officers. Local authorities and schools can expect to see the biggest impact on young people for cycle training and opportunities to ride, where a dedicated Bikeability Coordinator and an IBike Officer are present. Read the joint statement detailing the roles and responsibilities of these posts, and how they work together within the local authority.
Training policies and quality assurance
Cycling Scotland's Quality Assurance process for training is based on a supportive model and it recognises that however good training may be, there is always scope for improvement. In 2023/24, Bikeability Scotland training will be observed in 30% of participating local authorities. The Cycling Scotland Quality Assurance strategy is available for all qualified instructors to view. The process aims to:
- Support those involved in delivery
- Ensure minimum standards are met
- Ensure consistency of training standards
- Maintain and raise delivery standards.
Bikeability Scotland training follows the UK National Standard for Cycle Training. The Standard is set by the Department for Transport, in consultation with the Cycle Training Standards Board, of which Cycling Scotland and the Scottish Government are members.
Cycling Scotland has aligned Bikeability Scotland with the National Standard with formal adoption from January 2021.