Online booking makes Bikeability more available

  |  Published: Jun 6th 2017

Schools in Buckinghamshire can put down the pen as a new online system makes it easier to apply for Bikeability cycling safety and competency training.

Bikeability is a three-level national training scheme available locally to help young people gain practical skills and understanding about cycling on today's roads.  

The new application system will widen the opportunity schools have to apply for the cycle training as it allows the schools to plan the training a full academic year in advance. This will mean that schools can plan around the curriculum ensuring the children have a better chance to participate.

As well as being able to plan ahead, schools can now submit applications instantaneously via the Buckinghamshire County Council website. Previously they had only been able to apply using a paper application.

Cabinet Member for Transport, Mark Shaw said: “Encouraging children to be healthy and active in a safe way is very important. Not only does cycling improve on their health and wellbeing, it reduces congestion on the roads and ultimately is a reduction on pollution.

"This new Bikeability system gives schools maximum flexibility and the opportunity to plan ahead and give the important Bikeability training to their pupils.”

More information Bikeability can be found at www.buckscc.gov.uk/cycling-training

Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport
Mark Shaw, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport
Bikeability training: training on making a turn from an instructor (DfT image)
Bikeability training: training on making a turn from an instructor (DfT image)
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