The cycle proficiency test is now called 'National Standards in Cycle Training' or 'Bikability Scotland' and is a comprehensive 3 level training scheme developed by the Cycling UK (CTC), Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Cycling Scotland, Cycling England, local authorities and independent cycling experts.
Stirling Cycle Training provide a range of training courses which all meet the National Standards in Cycle Training level 1-3 programme.
Whether you have never ridden before or are a regular road cyclist we aim to help you improve your skills on your bike.
Our instructors have Disclosure Scotland PVG (Police) checks and first aid qualifications.
In addition to our practical training we have a theory module.
Essential skills for cycling & driving
We are able to offer the one-hour theory PowerPoint presentation using slides & videos to look at good practice cycling and good practice driving around vulnerable road users that is often used as part of the CPD offered to Professional Drivers (lorry, bus, and driving instructors) and also to cycle instructors and cycle ride leaders. We have had excellent feedback from driving instructors who have attended the training and some have said they have learnt from it and have changed their lesson plan.
It is also suitable for those returning to cycling or starting to ride on road. It has been used in schools as a young driver cycle awareness programme for S5 & S6 students and also to children in P6-S1 at the end of their level 2 practical Bikeability training as a look forward to level 3 training and managing busier roads.
I am one of Cycling Scotland's freelance tutors and I deliver cycle ride leader courses, cycle trainer courses and professional driver (bus, truck and driving instructor) Cycle Awareness Training CPD. I helped deliver cycle awareness training to all Stirling Council employees with HGV or PSV licences a few years ago.
I would be delighted to deliver this for you, via a zoom meeting.
Email me for a zoom meeting invitation. Tell me when is a good time for you in the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the moment this is free of charge but if you find it useful and you are feeling generous local cycling charity Recyke a bike have a fundraiser on at the moment:-