Cycle Aware Training for Learner Drivers

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Cycle Aware Training for Learner Drivers is a free 3.5 hour course for learner drivers, inspired by and based on Cycling Scotland’s successful Practical Cycle Awareness Training for HGV and LGV drivers.

Designed to help learner drivers be safer on our roads, the training is the perfect opportunity to step into the shoes of more vulnerable road users – including those on bikes, on foot and those with disabilities – and provide participants with a greater understanding of their needs.

Learner drivers will spend time in the classroom where they will learn about best practices to adopt around vulnerable road users. They will then spend time on the bike and step in the shoes of a someone cycling with the guidance of an expert instructor.

Through partnership with Heriot-Watt University, a post-course evaluation will identify positive changes in attitudes towards people cycling and hazard perception, including any impact on candidates’ pass rate at the practical test.

What skills do I need?

Participants should hold a provisional (or full) driving licence and will benefit from familiarity with the Highway Code.

Candidates should be able to ride a bike in control.

How long does it take?

3.5 hours

What will I need?

Bikes and helmets will be provided. However, you may bring your own equipment if you prefer.  Candidates should wear clothing appropriate for the weather.

What will it cost?

This is a free course