YR5 - Bikeability - 8th/9th November 2017

What is Bikeability?
Bikeability is the new Cycling Proficiency for the 21st century.  It's designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today's roads.  We will teach children to ride a bike to National Standards and introduce them to cycling as an everyday, fun, healthy activity and an alternative mode of transport.

How much will it cost?
Nothing! The course is funded by Depatrment for Transport grants, amd offered by your Local Authority and Merseytravel.

What will my child need?

  • A signed consent form
  • A Helmet
  • A bike which is road-worthy
  • Appropriate clothing.  It is important, especially during the cooler months, that children wear gloves and warm, dry clothing as they will be outisde for 2 hours.
  • The ability to ride a bike unaided

How is the training delivered?
Bikeright's qualified instructors, who all hold current Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) certificates, will deliver 2 full days of training consisting of 4 sessions, each lasting 2 hours.  Courses are organised around a ratio of 6 trainees to 1 instructor.

Where will the course take place?
The course will take place in the school playground and on local roads near to the school.  We will carry out a risk assessment of the training areas before the start of the course.  A copy of the risk assessment will be available at the school.

Contact the School

Bleak Hill Primary School

Hamilton Road, Windle, St Helens
Merseyside WA10 6HG

Main Contact: Mr I Wellens

Tel: 01744 678190
bleakhill@sthelens.org.uk