BikeReady cycle skills training courses are free. They are run by professional instructors from local training providers. Instructors are qualified and use the BikeReady national guidelines.
Teachers will find useful information in the FAQs about the details of working with providers.
Here's an overview of the process taken by schools involved in BikeReady.
Decide which students will take part in which skills training grade and when. Planning can include how each student cohort makes progress over multiple years through higher levels of training and ongoing classroom learning.
2. Register your interest
Find your local training provider and email or phone to register your interest. They will give feedback on your planning and guide you through the next steps.Find a training provider
3. Arrange timing
The training provider talks with you to settle on dates for training sessions for your students. This takes into account instructor availability and your school's calendar and curriculum planning.
4. Talk to families
Send letter to families to get consent if required and check bike availability and any special needs. Ask your local instructors for a letter template.
5. Classroom kick-off
Classroom activities to determine prior knowledge and introduce bike riding concepts.Get curriculum resources
6. Skills training sessions
Students take part in the cycle skills training by instructors in and around your school grounds.
7. Classroom extension
Students demonstrate their learning in new ways or inquire into local bike riding challenges and opportunities.