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Bikeability Level 1

Certificate for under 18s

Guildford Fire Station

Spaces available: 2

Course

About the course

Courses are being run as follows:

  • 09:45 - 12:15, Wednesday 1st June 2022

Please follow the screens to book.

Bikeability Level 1 is an off road course and is suitable for those who have just learned to ride and no longer use stabilisers. Our instructors develop road cycling and safety skills through explanation, demonstration and practical exercises off road in preparation for our Bikeability Level 2 on road training.

 The instructors, during the training, will introduce the 'systematic routines' set out in the National Standard for Cycling:

  •    Observation         
  •    Communication
  •    Priorities  
  •    Positioning

The course covers:

  • Checking your bike and understanding the need of safety equipment and clothing
  • Getting on and off a bike safely without help
  • Start cycling, pedalling and stopping without help 
  • Ride along without help for roughly one minute or more
  • Make the bike go where they want
  • Using gears (where present)
  • Stop quickly with control
  • Manoeuvre safely to avoid objects
  • Look all around, including behind, without loss of control
  • Control the bike with one hand
  • Snaking practice in preparation for Bikeability Level 2            
     

The training takes place in a traffic-free area, usually the school playground or hard area, and the exercises are designed to improve your child’s balance and control skills. Please note that this course is not suitable for non riders.

At the end of the course, trainees receive abadge and a certificate The certificate will show which skills they have successfully demonstrated.

 

 

T&Cs

Terms and Conditions

Important Information before you book 

Are you aged under 18?

Then you must ask your parent, carer or guardian who is aged over 18 to make this booking on your behalf.

General terms and conditions

  • Cycles must be in good working order. The Instructor will not be able to train anyone on a cycle that is unsafe. 
  • Our Instructors are authorised to make minor adjustments to cycle with the rider's consent, such as adjusting saddle height, but they are not cycle mechanics and will not repair bikes.
  • You accept that the Instructor may at any time refuse to continue training a rider whose behaviour is deemed to be unsuitable.  This includes behaviour that endangers anyone’s safety or not following reasonable instructions given by Instructor.
  • You will not be entitled to a refund if you do not attend a training session you have booked. Refunds will be considered for individual circumstances.
  • Personal information you supply is confidential and we will not disclose it to any other organisation. Please read our privacy statement
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Your details

Your details

Contact details of person making the booking. (* denotes required field)

Trainees

Trainees
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Qty Trainees Each Total
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Total Cost £0.00

Skill

Skills your child needs before starting the course

Thank you. You have selected Bikeability Level 1.

As a starting point, people who do the course need to be able to ride a little without using stabilisers.

If you can't ride a bike at all, or need to use stabilisers, please consider our 'Learn to Ride' course. If, on the other hand, you can ride quite well and want  to ride on the road, then please have a look at our 'Level 2' course.

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Cycle

Please make sure your child's cycle is in working condition

Your child's cycle must be roadworthy. Could you check it before the training, please. The ABC check (external link, opens in a new window) is the quickest check, and the M check (external link, opens in new window) is more thorough. BMX bikes must have both brakes fitted.

Our Instructors are authorised to make minor adjustments, with your child's consent, such as adjusting saddle height, but they are not cycle mechanics.

 

Helmet

Please make sure your child's helmet is correctly fitted

British law does not compel cyclists of any age to wear helmets but rule 59 of the Highway Code states: 'You should wear a cycle helmet that conforms to current regulations, is the correct size and securely fastened. Evidence suggests that a correctly fitted helmet will reduce your risk of sustaining a head injury in certain circumstances.'

We recommend that your child wears a helmet. Please also check to see if your school has rules about wearing helmets.

If your child will be wearing a cycle helmet please make sure it is correctly fitted (external link, opens in a new window) prior to the course.

 

Medical needs

We ask this to ensure we cover all welfare needs

SEND

We want to provide inclusive cycle training. Please help with the following information and the cycle training team will liaise with the school to see if extra support is needed.

Does your child have a special educational need or disability (SEND) that may affect their:

 

I.C.E.

In case of emergency

Collecting your child

Payment

Qty Trainees Each Total
0 Trainees £15.00 £0.00
Total Cost £0.00