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Bikeability

Bikeability

East Renfrewshire Council Bikeability Webpage

Cycling is a cheap, healthy, efficient, environmentally friendly and fun mode of transport.  Bikeability Scotland (link to Bikeability Scotland Website) is a cycle training scheme designed to give children the skills and confidence they need to cycle safely on the roads, and to encourage them to carry on cycling into adulthood.

Since 2013 East Renfrewshire Council has been at the forefront of the Bikeability Programme. We are the only local authority in Scotland with 100% of primary schools delivering Bikeability Level 2 (link to Bikeability Scotland Level 2 webpage).

The Bikeability Programme is delivered by school staff and volunteers and assisted by fully qualified Cycling Scotland Cycle Trainers. The programme teaches pupils basic cycle maintenance, road safety and practical on-road training.

Bikeability Level 2 takes place on local streets, giving pupils a real cycling experience where they learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school. In 2016 1115 pupils completed the course across all 23 primary schools.

East Renfrewshire Council has also been active in the delivery of Bikeability Level 3 (link to Bikeability Scotland Level 3 webpage). This prepares pupils for more challenging roads and traffic situations, including busier streets, queuing traffic, complex junctions, roundabouts and planning routes for safe cycling. As of 2016, 36 East Renfrewshire Primary 7 pupils have attained their Level 3 certificates.

Bikeability Scotland is managed by Cycling Scotland (link to Cycling Scotland website), the national organisation for cycling promotion, on behalf of the Bikeability Scotland Delivery Group.


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