Y5 & Y6 Bikeability Week
Date: 14 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
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.