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Bikeability ‘Cycle Proficiency for the 21 st Century

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  1. Bikeability‘Cycle Proficiency for the 21st Century Rob Fuller - CTC Charitable Trust Colin Langdon - Cycling Solutions

  2. National Standards • Development coordinated by LARSOA and CTC with input from across the cycle training sector • Move to a standards based approach to cycle training • National syllabus supported by rigorous quality control • Emphasis on training under real road conditions • Progression from basic control skills to on-road environments • Designed to facilitate trips • Suitable for children and adults alike • Approved by Government

  3. Level 1 Level 1 is usually covered in a traffic free environment. By completing Level 1, you will be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip and undertake activities safely in a motor traffic free environment and as a pre-requisite to a road trip

  4. Level 2 Level 2 is covered on quiet roads but with real traffic conditions. By completing Level 2 you will be able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip safely to school, work or leisure on quiet roads

  5. Level 3 Level 3 is covered on busy roads incorporating real traffic conditions and advanced road features. By completing Level 3 you will be able demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip safely to school, work or leisure on busy roads and using complex junctions and road features

  6. Cycling England Funding2005-2008 • Total budget of £30m • £21m to be spent on youth projects • £1m on Instructor Capacity building • 1500 new instructors • Support and advice service • Up to 10 new Instructor Training Providers • £4.1m on direct funding for 100,000 additional cycle training places per year • £0.5m on additional ‘unblocking’ initiatives • Remainder funding BikeIT, GoRide, Safe Routes to Schools, cycle parking

  7. Increasing access and take-up • New Instructor qualifications • CPD/APL for Instructors • Scheme accreditation • Standard Course Materials • Disability/Special needs tools • National award scheme

  8. Bikeability • ‘Cycle Proficiency for the 21st Century’ • Quality, attractive product supported by high-profile marketing • Trainees receive badges, certificates within a presentation pack • Currently being ‘geared up’ in 8 areas • To be rolled out in April 2007 • Providers must have both accredited Instructors and schemes • 300,000 Year 6 children by 2008 (50% of total)

  9. Cycling Solutions Community Interest Company exists to promote cycling

  10. Two delivery methods LA style Cycling Solutions style Delivery

  11. Local Authority Example Delivery • Usually using volunteers • PCSOs • Parents • other staff • 'Block' delivery • Fixed numbers A course - 2 sessions on day 1 1 or 2 sessions on day 2 1 or 2 sessions on day 3 for a total of 5 sessions There's lots of variations on this theme

  12. Our Delivery • Professional staff • Delivery over an extended period • Complete integrated course, often including Level 1 in a Level 2 course • Flexible numbers A course - 5 sessions, 1 session a week for 5 weeks Usually 2 instructors working in the same area

  13. Notes • One instructor can deliver to 75 children each half term, that's 450 per year. • You usually need 2 instructors working together, so the minimum set up is for 900 children a year. • Someone has to do the administration.

  14. Parents information pack • Written confirmation of arrangements. • 'Roadworthy' cycle. • Helmets. • Consent form.

  15. What can you do? • Currently around 50% of LAs are delivering National Standards • Enquire whether your LA is planning to adopt National Standards • Promote Bikeability to your LA and schools • Let them know about the support available • Encourage them to provide access to all • Lobby for introduction of Level 3 training in secondary schools • Become an Instructor • Set up your own cycle training company!

  16. More Information www.bikeability.org.uk National Cycle Training Helpline www.ctc.org.uk/cycletraining 0870 607 0415 cycletraining@ctc.org.uk www.cyclingengland.org.uk www.bikeforall.net