Arriving At School

Cycling to Secondary Skills

 

Developing specific skills relating to cycling to school, including basic bike checks, route planning, understanding roads/shared pavements/cycle lanes and understanding how to cycle safely to and from school.

Overview

  • Your child is taught by a qualified instructor 1:1 or with friends (max. 3 children per course)

  • The course is normally 3 hours on a weekend

  • Lessons are taught on busy roads with simple and complex junctions, sometimes with speeds over 30 mph

  • The course currently runs in Bicester and is tailored to the specific child(ren) and their home/school location (e.g. Langford to Cooper School, Bure Park to The Bicester School)

  • Other towns may be possible by request

Requirements

  • A bike in working order, comfortable clothing, sensible footwear and a helmet

  • This course is aimed at riders aged 10 or above who are either in their final term at primary or already attending a secondary school

Outcomes

By attending a Cycling to Secondary Skills course, your child should be able to:

  • Prepare themselves for cycling on the road and their specific journey (including bike readiness, tamper checking and route planning)

  • Plan to and ride where cycling is permitted

  • Adapt route for unforeseen circumstances (e.g. road accident, road closure)

  • Understand advanced road positioning

  • React to hazardous road surfaces

  • Pass queueing traffic and use junctions controlled by traffic lights 

  • Understand driver blind spots

Cost

  • £99 per course (max. 3 children)

Current Courses

  • Courses are arranged on request - please contact us