Your child's Primary schools will organise level 1 and 2 Bikeability training for years 5 and 6. 

When prompted by the school, you can complete the registration by completing the School Bikeability Booking Form (Google Form)

Read the Bikeability terms and conditions for Parents and carers. 

Level 1 and Level 2 cycle training

Cycle skills for children follows the Bikeability programme, the national standard cycle training for children.

Term time courses

Term time school Bikeability courses are:

  • free
  • for those in school years 5 and 6
  • arranged with the school.

Holiday courses

Holiday Bikeability courses are:

  • free
  • take place during the school holidays
  • for children going in to Year 7 this September or above at the time of booking
  • for children who either live or attend schools in the borough of Sutton
  • offered on a first come first served basis, so early applications are advisable once the dates have been announced

Make a booking (Google Form) - Easter Holiday 2024

Request notification for our next holiday programme (Google form) 

What is covered

Bikeability courses are run over 4 or 5 days, and they cover:

  • bike checks
  • control skills
  • highway code
  • on-road cycling on quiet public roads

Riders are assessed on:

  • bicycle control
  • general road awareness and 
  • the ability to make simple journeys 
  • managing parked cars and junctions with other road users

Children who complete the course receive a Bikeability badge and certificate recognising their achievement. Your child will be given feedback on their progress in the following topics:

  • identify and respond to hazards
  • start and stop on-road journeys
  • maintain suitable riding positions
  • share the road with others and communicate with other road users
  • comply with signals, signs and road markings
  • negotiate junctions (pass side roads, turn at T junctions, and crossroads and roundabouts if present)

Six months to one year after completing Bikeability Level 2, children are entitled to complete a more advanced Bikeability Level 3 course as part of a family session.