Bikeability in Your School
This section provides a step-by-step guide on how to get Bikeability training up and running in your schools.
We’ve gathered some inspiring examples of how School Games Organisers have led or supported successful local partnerships to increase Bikeability provision in their area. Take a look at the case studies below to see what made these partnerships a success.
Download Bikeability Case Studies - Carr Manor 2011 (537)
Download Bikeability Case Studies - Eden Valley 2011 (389)
Download Bikeability Case Studies - Lincolnshire 2011 (426)
Download Bikeability Case Studies - Manchester 2011 (473)
Download Bikeability Case Studies - Mountbatten 2011 (404)
Download Bikeability Case Studies - Scarborough 2011 (424)
Step 1 – Decide who is going to deliver Bikeability in your schools
Bikeability can essentially be delivered using one of three models. The options are:
In-house delivery – the School Games Organiser Host School manages and delivers its own scheme, or uses its own instructors to deliver another registered scheme.
Local Authority Partnership – if your local authority already has a scheme up and running you may decide to pool resources.
Outsourcing – there are a number of independent Bikeability registered schemes across the country who can deliver Bikeability in your schools.
Step 2 – Decide how Bikeability will be delivered in your schools
Once you have decided who will deliver Bikeability you can then think about the best structure for delivery based on your schools’ requirements.
If you decide to outsource Bikeability, the independent provider you choose will be able to support you in finding the best model for you, but will also be open to suggestions from you.
There are many ways to deliver Bikeability in schools and each area is different. We have provided some examples of delivery in schools and you may decide to use one of these options, alternatively you can suggest your own model!
Different models of delivery in schools
Bikeability can be delivered in many different ways in schools, here are just a few examples you might want to think about to see if they are appropriate for your schools.
- As an after school activity, Monday – Friday – 90 minute to 2hr sessions
- As an after school bike club, for example every Thursday 3.30 – 5pm
- One 2 hour lesson a week over 5 weeks or even a half term
- Five sessions in a week – one or two groups in the morning and one group in the afternoon
- As part of intensive delivery over one and a half days in school time – often this is done with lower ratios
- As part of holiday club provision – intensive delivery over one and a half days, or five half days over a week
- 1:1 two hour session in PHSCE covering the route to school
- Group sessions as part of an after-school club that covers lots of different types of cycling
- Group drop in sessions with flexible outcomes from L2 – 3
Step 3 – Ensure what is being delivered meets the standards
All Bikeability training must be delivered by National Standard Instructors following a registered scheme. To find out how to get your own instructors trained check out Becoming a Cycle Instructor.
If you are outsourcing your Bikeability scheme you will need to ensure that the provider you choose is registered.
If you are delivering in-house you will need to register a scheme. This is a quick and simple process and requires you to demonstrate how the scheme will be managed and delivered. Once registered you will be able to order Bikeability award materials for your trainees. Details of how to register can be found in the Bikeability Registration section.