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Y5 & Y6 Bikeability Week

When

Date: 14 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
Time: 00:00 - 00:00

Event details

The course is being run by The Cycling Team at Hertfordshire County Council and covers Level 1 (skills) & level 2 (on-road) over 5 days Monday – Friday morning and afternoon sessions.

 

Bikeability level 1 will give the basic skills to be able to ride a bike. It will take place away from the road, probably on the playground. The skills they’ll gain from the course are:

  • an understanding of bike safety
  • how to control the bike
  • riding safely
  • carrying out a simple bike check.

Level 2 – Start riding on the roads

Bikeability level 2 puts you in a real life situation dealing with traffic and potential danger.

You’ll be riding along the road and it is normally in groups of 3-12 people accompanied by a fully qualified instructor.

On the level 2 course you’ll learn about:

  • recognising potential dangers ahead
  • signalling your intentions to other road users
  • riding on a road with traffic
  • the basics of the highway code
  • decision making and how to ride safely.

 

Children will need appropriate clothing, for example coats and gloves if it is wet or cold. Each trainee will receive a certificate and badge for the level that they have achieved.  Although participation is not compulsory, I hope you will agree that this is a fantastic opportunity for the children to gain some invaluable life experience and skills.