Bikeabilty training for your school

Team MCR are working with delivery partners BikeRight to enable your school to access Bikeability training for your students.

With funding from Department for Transport, Youth Sport Trust and TfGM, BikeRIght can train your students in Bikeability – at Balanceability for Reception and Year 1, Level 1 & 2 for your Year 5,6 & 7s and Level 3 for your Year 8s upwards.

Cycling, very much a life skill like swimming, is part of your school’s approach to it’s Active 30:30 and Active Travel plan and should fall within your school’s approach to a broad and balanced curriculum. In addition, many of your Year 7s will have missed out on Bikeability in Y6.

Please involve your SLT in this – and if you aren’t the person to action this request please could you forward to the appropriate person.

First to respond will get priority. One of the team will discuss and arrange with you.

For further info and to book, email [email protected]

Here is a summary of what is on offer:-

Balance sessions for Reception and Year 1. BikeRight provide the balance bikes, helmets and games for a fun session. Sessions are 45 – 60 mins with up to 10, so a class of 30 can be coached in a day.

Learn to Ride for non riders in Year 3 upwards. Small groups of 6 children with 2 instructors. 2 hour sessions. We cab bring bikes and helmets if needed. We will use the playground for this session.

Level 1 & 2 Bikeability for Year 5 upwards. Small groups of 6 riders with 2 instructors. The first session is on the playground (Level 1) and then the rest of the day is on quiet local roads. We are happy to deliver L1 & 2 in high schools where students have missed out (eg due to Covid). Bikes and helmets can be provided where needed.

Level 3 Bikeability for Year 6 upwards (must have L2 already). Small groups of 6 riders with 2 instructors. This course takes half a day, so 12 riders per day are possible. Most of the course takes place on local roads. Bikes and helmets can be provided where needed.

Own the Ride is funded by TfGM, a one day course for Secondary Schools Which incorporates Level 3 Bikeability, route planning and explores the Bee Network. It’s a mix of classroom and on bike sessions. Contact us if you’d like more information.

Bikeability is ‘Cycling proficiency for the 21st century’ and is training for pupils to ride safely on roads – ideal for all pupils, but in particular pupils that cycle to school. Here is the link for more information:

The scheme is registered with the Department for Transport, coaches are enhanced CRB checked, Bikeability Instructor qualified and quality assured. The coaches are available to come to your school.

There is no cost attached. It is fully funded

All pupils passing will receive a Bikeability certificate and badge.

For further info and to book, email [email protected]

Please contact well in advance to secure your booking.