Cycle skills for children (level 1 and level 2)
Cycle skills for children follows the Bikeability programme which follows the national standard for cycle training. Courses are run in schools during term time with a limited service during the Easter and summer holidays.
Dates of the courses are published in the run up to the holidays.
Term time school courses are:
- for those in school years five and six
- arranged with the school, so contact your school for more information before our registering.
Holiday courses are:
- for children in year five or above at the time of booking
- for children who either live or attend schools in the borough
- offered on a first come first served basis, so early applications are advisable once the dates have been announced
- open for registration in the run up of the holidays.
About the courses
A course usually runs five days, Monday to Friday, for two hours each day.
- bike checks
- control skills
- highway Code
- on-road cycling on quiet public roads
Trainees are assessed on bicycle control, general road awareness, the ability to safely manage parked cars and junctions.
On the final day of the course, we run a multiple choice quiz to assess trainee's understanding of the Highway Code.
Children who complete the course receive a Bikeability badge and certificate at Level 1 or Level 2. Trainees awarded a Bikeability Level 2 certificate and badge have shown that their cycling is of a satisfactory standard to cycle to independently on quiet roads. We recommend and can provide further Bikeability Level 2 training to those who have achieved Bikeability Level 1.
Six months to one year after completing Bikeability Level 2, children are entitled to complete an advanced Bikeability Level 3 course. We'll contact you about the course - or you can email us to find out more.
Schools in Kingston and Sutton can also receive scooter training for children in Years 1 and 2. The training, which is delivered by accredited cycling instructors, not only increases skills but also improves confidence, awareness and consideration of other pavement users. Courses are set up according to demand from individual schools, so please enquire with your school or contact us.
To register on our Bikeability programme please visit our registration page on the top right hand side of this webpage.