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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.

Summer 2020 Catch up Level 2 Bikeability

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, you must be able to cycle already and control your bike, you also need a roadworthy bike and helmet to take part. 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 2.5hour sessions with six riders and two instructors.

Level 3 Bikeability for School Years 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. You also 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 being delivered in one 2.5hr session with four riders and two instructors

What to bring

Your child will need to bring a roadworthy bike to use and helmet, please note that instructors are not currently allowed to adjust helmets. Also, make sure they bring weather appropriate clothing, a drink and snack, we will be riding even if its raining.

Cost

Level 2 and Level 2 training is offered FREE of charge to children and young people who live in North Somerset however due to the large number of 'no-shows' experienced there is, a £10 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. This money will be refunded directly to you once your child has attended the training.

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 provide for smaller group sizes to allow adequate distancing and all training takes place outside. Instructors and riders will maintain 2metres social distancing at all times. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Your child must be well and 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 / 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: 

Level 2 - book a course

Places remaining: 0
Location: Worle School, Redwing Drive, Weston-super-Mare BS22 8XX
From: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 09:00
Until: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:00


Places remaining: 2
Location: St Peter's Primary overflow car park, Behind Mathison Plumbers, 121, High St, Portishead BS20 6PT
From: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 09:00
Until: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:00


Places remaining: 0
Location: Worle School, Redwing Drive, Weston-super-Mare BS22 8XX
From: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 09:00
Until: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 12:00


Places remaining: 6
Location: St Peter's Primary overflow car park, Behind Mathison Plumbers, 121, High St, Portishead BS20 6PT
From: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 09:00
Until: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 12:00


Level 3 - book a course

Places remaining: 0
Location: Churchill Academy, Churchill Green, Winscombe BS25 5QN
From: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 09:30
Until: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 12:00


Places remaining: 0
Location: Churchill Academy, Churchill Green, Winscombe BS25 5QN
From: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 12:30
Until: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 15:00


Places remaining: 0
Location: Worle School, Redwing Drive, Weston-super-Mare BS22 8XX
From: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:30
Until: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 15:00


Places remaining: 3
Location: St Peter's Primary overflow car park, Behind Mathison Plumbers, 121, High St, Portishead BS20 6PT
From: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 13:00
Until: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 15:30


Places remaining: 0
Location: Worle School, Redwing Drive, Weston-super-Mare BS22 8XX
From: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:30
Until: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 15:00


Places remaining: 4
Location: St Peter's Primary overflow car park, Behind Mathison Plumbers, 121, High St, Portishead BS20 6PT
From: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 13:00
Until: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 15:30


Places remaining: 0
Location: Churchill Academy, Churchill Green, Winscombe BS25 5QN
From: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 09:30
Until: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:00


Places remaining: 0
Location: Churchill Academy, Churchill Green, Winscombe BS25 5QN
From: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:30
Until: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 15:00


Places remaining: 0
Location: Worle School, Redwing Drive, Weston-super-Mare BS22 8XX
From: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:30
Until: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 15:00


Places remaining: 4
Location: St Peter's Primary overflow car park, Behind Mathison Plumbers, 121, High St, Portishead BS20 6PT
From: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 13:00
Until: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 15:30


Places remaining: 0
Location: Worle School, Redwing Drive, Weston-super-Mare BS22 8XX
From: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 12:30
Until: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 15:00


Places remaining: 3
Location: St Peter's Primary overflow car park, Behind Mathison Plumbers, 121, High St, Portishead BS20 6PT
From: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 13:00
Until: Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 15:30


Places remaining: 0
Location: Churchill Academy, Churchill Green, Winscombe BS25 5QN
From: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 09:30
Until: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 12:00


Places remaining: 0
Location: Churchill Academy, Churchill Green, Winscombe BS25 5QN
From: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 12:30
Until: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 15:00


 

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