Skip to main content

Cycle training

2. Cycle training at schools

Cycle training for children is delivered via Buckinghamshire schools, who will need to bid for the funding each academic year.

  • All training is subsidised
  • Parents/schools need to pay an administration fee for each training place delivered
  • Schools must use an approved Provider from the Bucks County Council Approved List 
  • Training to be booked on-line, link will be available at the start of June
  • The on-line application window will open in the second half of the Summer term with schools being able being able to apply  for training places for the next  Academic Year (no money can be carried over to another school year)
  • Schools will be notified if their application has been successful by mid-July
  • Should additional funding become available Bucks County Council will re-open the on-line application process (all schools will be notified if this is to happen by email, Schools web or Bulletin)

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.





Print entire guide

Last updated: 25 May 2017

Help us to improve Buckinghamshire County Council

Don't include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.