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Bikeability Level 3

Bikeability Level 3 course is aimed at Years 7 and above, and teaches children the skills necessary to tackle more challenging roads and traffic situations, including busier streets, queuing traffic, complex junctions and roundabouts.

Children must have already achieved Bikeability Level 2 before being eligible to participate in Bikeability Level 3 training.

Bikeability cycle training is a Department for Transport designed scheme, delivered by nationally qualified instructors, within fully risk assessed environments. Bikeability Level 3 is carried out in real traffic conditions.

All trainees are assessed against the following outcomes:

ü  All Bikeability Level 2 outcomes

ü  Preparing for a journey – helping trainees to work out the best route for their journey that is still safe but maybe quicker

ü  Understanding advanced road positioning – helping trainees understand use of the primary position for them in a variety of traffic environments

ü  Passing queuing traffic – helping trainees with the right decisions with regard to negotiating busy traffic conditions

ü  Hazard perception and strategy to deal with hazards – these differ greatly from quiet roads to far busier roads with more complex road features

ü  Understanding driver blind spots, particularly for large vehicles – helping trainees understand where they need to position themselves to be seen by drivers at all times

ü  Reacting to hazardous road surfaces – helping trainees with their decisions on best options for riding on hazardous surfaces e.g. roads with potholes 

ü  How to use roundabouts – this is optional and dependent on there being suitable roundabouts for training

Please ask your child’s school when their next Bikeability Level 3 course has been scheduled.

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