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)

Once completed you will be able to:

  • 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):

Once completed you will be able to:

  • 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