Bikeability is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads. Full details can be found on the Bikeability website.
Clevedon School is working with Life Cycle and North Somerset Council to provide free Level 3 Bikeability training to its existing students and to children that will be in Year 7 come September 2015. The training is taking place during the summer holidays.
What is Bikeability Level 3?
Level 3 covers dealing with hazards, making ‘on-the-move’ risk assessments and planning routes for safer cycling.
Once you’re child has completed Bikeability Level 3 and been awarded a green badge, they’ll be able to cycle almost anywhere, and:
- Make a trip to school, work or elsewhere on any roads
- Use complex junctions and road features such as roundabouts, multi-lane roads and traffic lights
- Understand driver blind spots
- Know how (and when) to pass queuing traffic
- Identify and react to hazardous road surfaces
- Plan safe routes
- Interpret road signs
Follow the steps below to book a course:
1. Book a course
Use the ‘Registration Information’ box above to book a course for your child. A Bikeability Level 3 course lasts for 2.5 hours. We're running courses from Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July. On each day there will be an AM course (9:30am to 12:00noon) and a PM course (12:30pm to 3:00pm).
2. Pickup an information pack
If your child is at Clevedon School, they can pick up a pack from the Hub Base, which is the the mirrored office on the ground floor of the science block. If your child is at primary school they can pick up a pack from the school office. Alternatively you can request a pack by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information pack includes the following documents:
- Training Consent Form
- Bikeability Level 3 Prior Ability Checklist
- M-shape Bike Safety Check
You must complete all documents in order to participate. The Training Consent Form must be completed and signed by the participant’s parent and returned to Clevedon School; see below for more information.
3. Complete ability and safety checks
All participants must complete and pass the skills audit and bike safety check outlined in the information pack. The instructor will perform the same checks before the session begins and anyone that fails will not be allowed to participate. Please note that participants don't have to have completeda Level 1 or Level 2 Bikeabililty to participate.
4. Complete, sign and return the consent form
Complete the Training Consent Form, making sure you include the date and time of your booked session. Return completed consent forms to the Hub Base, or post it to:
Your child will only be able to participate if they've returned a completed Training Consent Form.
Please note - all participants must wear a helmet.
5. Attend the session
Sessions start and finish at Clevedon School. Participants should meet outside the main school entrance in time for the beginning of the session.
When & Where
Clevedon Learning Hub
Clevedon Learning Hub is run by Clevedon School and is a learning driven enterprise that offers professional development and coaching opportunities for those working in education.
The Clevedon Learning Hub works with both Clevedon School Staff and those working in other schools, colleges and learning organisations.
The School is led by an accredited National Leader of Education and is itself a National Support School.