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Bikeability ‘Cycle Proficiency for the 21 st Century. Rob Fuller - CTC Charitable Trust Colin Langdon - Cycling Solutions. National Standards. Development coordinated by LARSOA and CTC with input from across the cycle training sector Move to a standards based approach to cycle training

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bikeability cycle proficiency for the 21 st century
Bikeability‘Cycle Proficiency for the 21st Century

Rob Fuller - CTC Charitable Trust

Colin Langdon - Cycling Solutions

national standards
National Standards
  • Development coordinated by LARSOA and CTC with input from across the cycle training sector
  • Move to a standards based approach to cycle training
  • National syllabus supported by rigorous quality control
  • Emphasis on training under real road conditions
  • Progression from basic control skills to on-road environments
  • Designed to facilitate trips
  • Suitable for children and adults alike
  • Approved by Government
level 1
Level 1

Level 1 is usually covered in a traffic free environment. By completing Level 1, you will be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip and undertake activities safely in a motor traffic free environment and as a pre-requisite to a road trip

level 2
Level 2

Level 2 is covered on quiet roads but with real traffic conditions. By completing Level 2 you will be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip safely to school, work or leisure on quiet roads

level 3
Level 3

Level 3 is covered on busy roads incorporating real traffic conditions and advanced road features. By completing Level 3 you will be able demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip safely to school, work or leisure on busy roads and using complex junctions and road features

cycling england funding 2005 2008
Cycling England Funding2005-2008
  • Total budget of £30m
  • £21m to be spent on youth projects
    • £1m on Instructor Capacity building
      • 1500 new instructors
      • Support and advice service
      • Up to 10 new Instructor Training Providers
    • £4.1m on direct funding for 100,000 additional cycle training places per year
    • £0.5m on additional ‘unblocking’ initiatives
    • Remainder funding BikeIT, GoRide, Safe Routes to Schools, cycle parking
increasing access and take up
Increasing access and take-up
  • New Instructor qualifications
  • CPD/APL for Instructors
  • Scheme accreditation
  • Standard Course Materials
  • Disability/Special needs tools
  • National award scheme
bikeability
Bikeability
  • ‘Cycle Proficiency for the 21st Century’
  • Quality, attractive product supported by high-profile marketing
  • Trainees receive badges, certificates within a presentation pack
  • Currently being ‘geared up’ in 8 areas
  • To be rolled out in April 2007
  • Providers must have both accredited Instructors and schemes
  • 300,000 Year 6 children by 2008 (50% of total)
two delivery methods la style cycling solutions style
Two delivery methods

LA style

Cycling Solutions style

Delivery
local authority example delivery
Local Authority Example Delivery
  • Usually using volunteers
    • PCSOs
    • Parents
    • other staff
  • \'Block\' delivery
  • Fixed numbers

A course -

2 sessions on day 1

1 or 2 sessions on day 2

1 or 2 sessions on day 3

for a total of 5 sessions

There\'s lots of variations on this theme

our delivery
Our Delivery
  • Professional staff
  • Delivery over an extended period
  • Complete integrated course, often including Level 1 in a Level 2 course
  • Flexible numbers

A course -

5 sessions, 1 session a week for 5 weeks

Usually 2 instructors working in the same area

notes
Notes
  • One instructor can deliver to 75 children each half term, that\'s 450 per year.
  • You usually need 2 instructors working together, so the minimum set up is for 900 children a year.
  • Someone has to do the administration.
parents information pack
Parents information pack
  • Written confirmation of arrangements.
  • \'Roadworthy\' cycle.
  • Helmets.
  • Consent form.
what can you do
What can you do?
  • Currently around 50% of LAs are delivering National Standards
  • Enquire whether your LA is planning to adopt National Standards
  • Promote Bikeability to your LA and schools
  • Let them know about the support available
  • Encourage them to provide access to all
  • Lobby for introduction of Level 3 training in secondary schools
  • Become an Instructor
  • Set up your own cycle training company!
more information

More Information

www.bikeability.org.uk

National Cycle Training Helpline

www.ctc.org.uk/cycletraining

0870 607 0415

[email protected]

www.cyclingengland.org.uk

www.bikeforall.net