Wednesday 3rd August 2022
10.00am – 2.00pm – Bournville Park meeting at the tennis courts 23 Thorn Rd, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1UG
This session takes place on local roads, giving trainees a real cycling experience to build confidence when cycling on the road. Riders will learn where to position themselves as a group of parent and child/children and how to deal with other road users and traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or local shops. We ask for the maximum of two children to one parent and that the children are over 10 years old
Successful demonstration of National Standard assessment criteria in Bikeability Level 1 is a prerequisite for participation in Bikeability Level 2. This means participants must be able to ride a bike confidently with basic bike handling skills including steering, braking, looking behind while cycling and controlling the bike with one hand. You can book onto a Level 1 course HERE.
At Level 2 you will learn how to safely:
- prepare for on-road cycling
- start and finish an on-road journey
- position themselves on the road correctly
- when riding recognise typical hazards
- let others know what you are about to do
- pass parked vehicles and side roads
People learn differently, and some take longer than others however, generally this session will last roughly 3-4 hours.
If possible please bring your own bike and helmet, however, if needed please let us know when booking so we can arrange for you to borrow one. Please arrive 10 minutes before the session to pick these up.
You will need to meet your instructor at the tennis courts in Bournville Park. The address is 23 Thorn Rd, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1UG
Please also bring water for drinking, snacks if required and wear suitable clothing/footwear. If it’s raining bring a waterproof and in hot weather please ensure you bring plenty of water and sun cream.
If you have them, bring some gloves. They help you to grip the handlebars better as well as keeping the hands warm.
This class is for families including children over 10 years old who want to improve their confidence and bike handling skills.
*Children must be accompanied by an adult at a ratio of two children to one adult.
Your safety is important to us
We are following current Covid-19 guidelines and health and safety advice. If you are feeling unwell with Covid-19 like symptoms then please do not attend our session.
If you haven’t been emailed a booking confirmation within 24 hours, please contact us.
This course is free, however we do appreciate donations if you are able. Donations from people like you are essential to ensure we can continue our important work across the city.
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