Oxfordshire County Council Bikeability Course
Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 - Thu, 30 May 2019
Venue: Abingdon Fire Station, 148 Meadowside, Abingdon OX14 5DJ
Level 1 & 2: Tuesday and Wednesday 28 and 29 May
Level 3: Thursday 30 May
Where: Abingdon Fire Station
What is Bikeability?
To find out more about Bikeability, look at their website https://bikeability.org.uk
Your child will have the opportunity to take part in the Level 1&2 combined course (28 and 29 May 2019) totalling around eight training hours.
Level 3 (30 May 2019), totalling three training hours requires cyclists to be at least 10 years of age and having attained a Level 2 on OCC's Cycle Training or Bikeability schemes (subject to an assessment).
Participants cycling/road safety skills will be continually assessed during the course and upon successful completion, a Level 1, 2 or 3 badge and certificate will be awarded.
To be able to attend this course
- Your child must be 9 years old on or before the first training session
- Your child's bicycle must be in a good roadworthy condition and will be checked by the course instructors(s) at the first session. If any repairs or maintenance is needed to make the bike road-safe, this MUST be carried out for your child to remain on the course. Please see attached diagram. The Participants Hub on the Bikeability website offers free bike checks at Halfords if you wish to register https://bikeability.org.uk/participants-hub/
- A correctly fitting helmet must be worn always during the training. Please also ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the training and weather conditions.
- Your child should have experienced riding a bicycle and have reasonable bike control. The Instructor(s) will observe this during the Level 1 session on the playground and assess if your child is ready for 'on road' training.
- Must have familiarised themselves with the 'Tales of the Road', pages 17 – 19 and 24-29 regarding cycling (see link below to download).
Children are expected to behave sensibly and ride safely. They must not endanger themselves, other trainees, or other road users. OCC's Road Safety team have their own DfT National Standard Qualified Cycling Instructors.
Please ensure young cyclists bring their own drinks, lunch and snacks along with suitable clothing.
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Kindly complete the Registration form and submit before 20 May 2019 to