What support is provided to local authorities to help them deliver Bikeability Scotland training?
Local authorities are invited once a year to apply for Support Plus funding, which can pay for the cost of getting instructors trained, recruiting instructor mentors who can assist new instructors, supply teachers to enable teachers to attend instructor training, costs associated with recruiting volunteer instructors, and any equipment needed for training. Cycling Scotland will contact local authority co-ordinators when the fund is open for applications.
Cycling Scotland provides all Bikeability Scotland resources free to local authorities, in return for annual data about the number of pupils who have received training. We also provide one free Cycle Trainer course per local authority per year. Between 5 and 8 participants can be trained on each course.
Where can I order more resources?
How can I get more instructors trained?
Most instructors take the one-day Cycle Training Assistant (CTA) course, which enables them to deliver level 1 and 2 of Bikeability Scotland. Ideally you will have someone in the local authority with a Cycle Trainer Plus qualification who is able to deliver CTA courses in-house. If you don't have a Cycle Trainer Plus, please contact Cycling Scotland to discuss your options.
If you wish to put instructors on the four-day Cycle Trainer course (enabling them to deliver all three levels of Bikeability Scotland), this will need to be delivered by a Cycling Scotland Tutor. Please contact us to organise the training.
What other activities are there for encouraging more children to cycle?
There is a list of other activities here.