Road safety education


Bikeability is a government approved National Standard for cycle training, a cycling proficiency course for the 21st Century.

It has been developed to give young people the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to ride safely on today's roads.

Who it is for

School children.

What it involves

There are 3 levels to the training:

  1. Level 1 takes part on the school yard and concentrates on basic bicycle control skills, such as braking safely, riding in a straight line, riding around obstacles and using gears effectively.
  2. Level 2 involves on-road training that takes place on risk assessed quiet local roads in real traffic conditions. Young people learn road positioning, how to pass parked cars as well as left and right turns into both major and minor roads.
  3. Level 3 is for secondary school students and training is delivered on busier roads with more complex junctions.

In recognition of their achievement, badges and certificates are awarded to all young people upon completion of each of the three levels.

Bikeability in South Tyneside

We have secured funding from the Department of Transport to deliver Bikeability to all of our schools in the Borough.

All of our instructors are accredited by the National Cycle Training Standard they are all First Aid Trained and have a current D.B.S.

Our aim is that every child leaving primary / junior school will have had the opportunity to achieve Bikeability training.

More information

For more information visit the Bikeability website.