Bikeability applications for schools

Every year, junior schools in Medway are offered the chance to book free cyclist training courses that meet level two of the National Standard for Cyclist Training.

The Bikeability training is being funded by a grant from the Department for Transport (DfT), and training is being delivered to National Standards as stipulated by the DfT.

How training is arranged

Level 2 training consists of:

  • 2 consecutive days
  • approximately 4 to 5 hours per day
  • a maximum of 8 pupils per course

As Level 2 courses are designed to develop on-road cycling skills and not to teach basic skills.

It is a course entry requirement that all pupils are able to demonstrate the Level 1 skills at the beginning of the course.

Who can apply for Bikeability training

To apply for Bikeability training the pupil must:

  • be aged 10 years or older - the council offers this service initially to Year 6. Year 5 pupils can be trained if they are at least 10
  • wear a helmet
  • have a roadworthy bike

Schools letters to parents

Level 1 books showing the skills needed will be sent to schools for pupils to take home a few weeks before the course.

You will need to send invitations to parents or carers with a consent form and an individual requirements form.

The completed consent form must be given to the instructors before the start of each course, otherwise pupils will be unable to take part.

All pupils who achieve Bikeability Level 1 or Level 2 will receive a badge and a certificate.

Any queries related to this should be sent to the Road Safety team at bikeability@medway.gov.uk.

Terms and conditions

There's no limit to the number of courses that may be booked. But due to demand for courses in the summer months, we recommend that bookings are made early.

Bookings will be dealt with on a first-come, first-served basis.

Confirmations will be sent out by email back to schools within four weeks of the council receiving the booking form.