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Level 1 Bikeability cycle training

Children who successfully complete level 1 training will receive a Bikeability badge and certificate.

Age group

Level 1 training is aimed at children in school year four.


The cost of level 1 cycle training is set by the leisure centre or instructor that delivers the training.


The training takes place off-road, usually in a play ground or closed car park.

What you'll achieve in the training:

  • demonstrate understanding of safety equipment and clothing
  • carry out a simple bike check
  • get on and off the bike without help
  • start off and pedal without help
  • stop without help
  • ride along without help for roughly one minute or more
  • make the bike go where you want
  • use gears (where present)
  • stop quickly with control
  • manoeuvre safely to avoid objects
  • look all around, including behind, without loss of control
  • control the bike with one hand
  • share space with pedestrians and other cyclists

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