Bikeability

 

Bikeability is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st Century.  The training is ‘outcome’ led with continual assessment rather than a test.  It’s fun, encouraging, confidence building, developing various safety skills and general road awareness for today’s cyclist on today’s roads.

 

Bikeability is an Award scheme of three levels.

 

Level One (Red Badge) – once completed you will be able to:

  • Get on your bike, start cycling, then stop and get off
  • Ride your bike using the gears
  • Look then signal
  • Make your bike go where you want it to, including moving around objects safely
  • Stop quickly if you need to
  • Look all around you when you’re riding, including behind, without wobbling
  • Signal if you’re turning right and left, without wobbling
  • Give your bike a simple check to ensure it is road-worthy.

Level Two (Orange Badge):

  • Start and finish a journey by road, including passing parked or slower moving vehicles
  • Be aware of everything around you and signal your intentions to other road users when someone needs to know what you’re doing
  • Position yourself properly on the road and pass side roads
  • Use junctions including turning left and right into major and minor roads
  • Decide whether a cycle lane will help with your journey
  • Use the Highway Code particularly when it comes to understanding road signs

Level Three (Green Badge):

  • Make a trip safely to school or elsewhere
  • Use complex junctions and road features such as roundabouts, multi-lane roads and traffic lights
  • ‘Filter’ to keep moving through stationary traffic
  • Plan your route
  • Interpret road signs
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