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North Somerset Holiday Courses

Our qualified instructors deliver accredited Bikeability cycle training courses to small groups of children during the school holidays (except Christmas). The cost of these lessons is subsidised by North Somerset Council. To book, fill out the short online form. Please scroll down the page for more information about the courses we offer - and who is eligible to attend.

Level 2 Bikeability - summer 2020 catch-up

Due to school closures, some Year 6 pupils missed the opportunity to train to Bikeability Level 2. We are able to offer this training to pupils who have just left primary school in some locations. For Level 2 training, your child must be able to cycle already and control their bike. They also need a roadworthy bike and helmet. Training begins off-road to check skills then quickly moves onto quiet local roads to build skills and confidence.

Level 2 training is being delivered over 2 x 2.5-hour sessions with six riders and two instructors.

Level 3 Bikeability - for school sears 7 - 9

Level 3 courses build on the skills learnt at Level 2 and teach young people to master challenging junctions, negotiate multi-lane roads and do basic route planning. Your child must be 11+ and be a confident cyclist who can ride one-handed and look over their shoulder. Click here to see the prior ability guide for Level 3. Your child will need a roadworthy bike and helmet to take part. Training begins off-road, then moves onto local roads under instructor supervision.

Level 3 training is delivered in 1 x 2.5hr session with four riders and two instructors

What to bring

Your child will need to bring a roadworthy bike and a helmet. Please note that due to COVID-19 instructors are not allowed to adjust helmets. Sessions will go ahead when it's raining, so please make sure they bring weather-appropriate clothing, a drink and a snack.

Cost

Both Levels 2 and 3 training is offered FREE to children and young people who live in North Somerset. However, to book you must pay a £10 refundable desposit. This money will be refunded once your child has attended the training. For more information about our cancellation policy, please see our Terms & Conditions.

Safety during COVID-19

The Bikeability Trust (our professional body) have been working with the Department for Education to lay out strict safe systems of work to enable training to take place. Our updated delivery guide and risk assessments dictate smaller group sizes to allow adequate distancing. All training must take place outside. Instructors and riders will maintain 2 metres social distancing at all times. Hand sanitiser will be available.

To attend your child must be well, not suffering from any COVID-19 symptoms or living with anyone who is symptomatic.  

By booking training, parents are confirming that their child can understand and abide by social distancing rules and will follow the instructions of the course leaders. We reserve the right to terminate a session or course early if the course leaders feel it is in any way unsafe to continue.

Upcoming course dates

Please check the date, time and location carefully before booking: 

 

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