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Bikeability

Bikeability Scotland is the modern day Cycling Proficiency and is a national scheme designed for delivery within the school setting.

It comprises of 3 levels which aims are in supporting the next generation of confident and responsible cyclists.

The scheme can be supported by a network of volunteers which can include parent helpers and other members of the local community.


Level 1

Is designed for P5 children and teaches basic skills such as balance and control and basic turns in a traffic free environment such as the playground.


Level 2

Is designed for P6 children and the focus is, following learning the basics as per level 1, on them making short journeys on quieter roads focusing on signalling and observation (with a view to encouraging the children to cycle to school - therefor removing the need for some parents to cause Road safety issues)...


Level 3

Is designed for P7 but would generally be delivered in early secondary school years.

This involves planning journeys and using more challenging routes, multi lane roads and the learning of hazard perception and assessing risk.


 

At Balbardie Primary, Ele Ross, pupil support worker, is the Junior Road Safety Coordinator and within the school, the lead on Bikeability. She and another 2 parents are so far trained in the delivery.

The Low Port Centre at Linlithgow are our trainers and following recent consultation with them, no more courses are scheduled until late February owing to daylight hours available to them to fit in the course content.

Parents can be enrolled as soon as dates are announced and we are always looking for more volunteers to receive the training which is free.

Bikeability 2 has already been put in the diary for 11th to 17th April 2018.

Davie Arnott

PC 4013

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