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Safer Cycling Scheme

Cambridge International School runs a Bikeability Course in the Summer Term for year 5 (usually in April). The aim of the course is to inspire students with a love of cycling and equip them with the confidence and skills to ride safely and more often.

The course is the only approved cycle training programme supported by the government. It is run by qualified, professional, National Standard instructors who only work with very small ratios of students. By the end of the course the children usually achieve a level 2 of proficiency. The course is spread over a week, with students bringing their own bicycles into school. The course works through level 1 which takes place in an off road environment and teaches riders how to control and master their bikes. Level 2 gives children an on road experience in residential traffic to help prepare them to take short journeys.

CIS feels this course is very worthwhile, both for regular cyclists and those who only have basic skills and do not cycle regularly.