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Level 3 Bikeability cycle training

Children who successfully complete level 3 training will receive a Bikeability badge and certificate.

Age group

It is aimed at children in school years seven to nine, however, if your child is a confident cyclist (having completed level 2) and in year 6 they may be able to take part.

It's free!

There is no cost to attend level 3 training as the council has been granted funding by the Department for Transport (DfT).


The training takes place on local roads.

What you'll achieve in the training:

  • all Level 2 manoeuvres
  • preparing for a journey
  • understanding advanced road positioning
  • passing queuing traffic
  • hazard perception and strategy to deal with hazards
  • understanding driver blind spots, particularly for large vehicles
  • reacting to hazardous road surfaces
  • there are 11 optional outcomes:
  • how to use roundabouts
  • how to use junctions controlled by traffic lights
  • how to use multi-lane roads
  • how to use both on and off road cycle infrastructure
  • dealing with vehicles that pull in and stop front of you
  • sharing the road with other cyclists
  • cycling on roads with a speed limit above 30 mph
  • cycling in bus lanes
  • cycling in pairs or groups
  • locking a bike securely

Star cyclist

Everyone who takes part in level 2 or level 3 Bikeability training in Dorset could be chosen as a Star Cyclist. Star Cyclists are selected by the course instructor based on their performance in the training. The instructor will take into account ability, effort and improvement.

Star Cyclists will be entered into an annual prize draw.

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