School Holiday Cycle Training
During school holidays Easter to October half term we often run courses which are free for children who attend Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire schools.
Bikeability Level 2
This is for children in year 5 or 6. Ideally they will have completed a Bikeability Level 1 course previously but to take part in the on road part of the course riders must be able to ride in full control of their bike and be able to ride with one hand for at least three seconds in control so as to be able to signal. Instructors will assess each rider. The instructors decision will be final.
Bikeability Level 3
This is for children in year 6 and above. They must have completed a Bikeability Level 2 course previously. Riders should be familiar with riding on roads and able to demonstrate Level 2 skills, again the instructors decision will be final.
The Level 3 course will include riding on busier roads, traffic light controlled junctions, roundabouts etc as well as discussing route planning and whether to use cycling infrastructure.
Both levels will train in small groups of 4 trainees with 2 instructors. Parents/carers will need to sign a parental consent form including medical information on arrival, please contact us beforehand if you have any concerns. Parents/carers will also need to stay for a short while during which the instructors will assess each rider to make sure it is suitable for them to proceed to the on road training, if not they will not be able to continue and we will suggest alternative training. Please collect your child promptly at the end of the course.
All riders taking part must wear a bicycle helmet (not full face motorcycle style).
All bicycles used should be of an appropriate size, have inflated tyres, must have handlebar grips, a saddle which is fixed and two working brakes. Two working brakes is a legal requirement. BMX bikes are acceptable but not the most appropriate.
Ideally children will have their own bikes and helmets but if not please contact Wheely Fun Wheels who may have some available to borrow.
Weather cancellations will be at the discretion of the instructors and will be notified up to one hour before the start. Note that light rain will not necessarily cause cancellation. All riders should be clothed appropriately and if sunny have sun protection.
Courses will assemble and finish in the Queen’s Park north car park off Boythorpe Road (opposite Travis Perkins) or at Tupton Hall secondary school. Contact if you have any questions or want to enquire about courses.
We expect the next holiday courses to be during Easter 2021
Please arrive in time for a prompt start at the time indicated when you book.
The course is intended to be delivered non stop for 2.5 hours but riders should have a drink with them.
All riders that complete the courses will be given the appropriate Bikeability award of badge, certificate and booklet.