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Cycle training

2. Cycle training at schools

Cycle training for children is delivered via Buckinghamshire schools.

Schools need to bid for funding the term their training course is due to take place – e.g. apply for funding in the Summer term for a training course being held in the Autumn term.

  • All training is subsidised – however an administration fee needs to be paid as listed below
  • Schools must use an approved Provider from the Bucks County Council Approved List
  • Training can be booked on-line, link will be available the week commencing 21st June. The booking window will close at 2 p.m. on the 11th June 2018
  • Schools will be notified if their application has been successful within 15 working days after the closing date
  • With the exception of extreme circumstances allocated funding for a term cannot be carried over to the following term
  • Only applications received for the 2018 Autumn term will be processed

Summary of Training

Training type

Summary of training focus


Administration Fee


Level 1

  • For children in Year 3 and Year 4 in groups up to 16. 
  • For children who are able to ride a bicycle (without stabilisers). 
  • Teaches basic bike control skills in a traffic free environment, building their confidence ahead of the on-road training.





Level 2

  • For children in Year 5 and Year 6. 
  • Teaches children how to deal with traffic on short journeys. 
  • Off road and on road training included in the course.




Level 3

  • For children who are in Year 7 and above.
  • This is not for all children, only for those that are competent out of Level 2 training.
  • Advanced on road cycling, busier streets, queuing traffic and complex junctions.





  • For children in Reception and Y1.
  • A series of school based sessions that aim to prepare children with the skills that they will need in order to take part in Bikeability Level 1.
  • Using games and balance bikes to develop their bike handling and awareness skills.
  • Some children may be able to progress to pedal cycling at the end of the course.




Learn to Ride

  • Children, school staff and families who are unable to cycle – in particular children who, for whatever reason, are struggling to master the skill or adults who have never learnt to cycle.






  • Provides students moving from primary to secondary school with route planning skills and opportunity to then cycle the planed route to their new school.
  • This module should be delivered shortly before students are about to make the transition from primary to senior school.
  • Cycling their planned routes with an instructor.





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Last updated: 18 May 2018

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