Parent’s Handbook – Advice on Cycling With Children
Content from the Association of Bikeability Schemes www.tabs-uk.org.uk
This resource will give you an idea of what your child covered at each Bikeability level. It will suggest things you should consider before going on a ride with children. And it will give tips and suggestions on how to ride together or in a group.
Remember Bikeability has shown your child how to ride safely and well to the National Standard for Cycle Training.
This page will highlight particularly important aspects such as road position, how to tackle turnings, junctions or obstacles. It also gives advice on how to ride as a group following the principles of Bikeability.
What is Bikeability and what has your child covered at each level?
Bikeability is based on the National Standards for Cycle Training, developed by over 20 expert bodies. Bikeability is designed to give children the skills and confidence to cycle on road.
Bikeability Level 1
New riders learn to control and master their bikes in a space away from traffic such as a playground or closed car park.
Level 1 covers how to:
Bikeability Level 2
Trainees learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops.
Level 2 covers how to:
Bikeability Level 3
Level 3 equips trainees with skills for more challenging roads and traffic situations – busier streets, queuing traffic, complex junctions and roundabouts. It also includes planning routes for safe cycling.
Level 3 covers how to: