Funding opportunity – Bikeability Level 2 and 3 Cycle Training for Children
Bikeability Level 2 and 3 Cycle Training for Children
Hampshire County Council
Bikeability is the Cycling Proficiency Test for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads. Whilst Bikeability is not part of the National Curriculum, under the Government’s ‘Travelling to school’ action plan, teachers are encouraged to use Geography, Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE), Citizenship, Physical Education (PE) and other lessons to explain the benefits of sustainable travel, which includes cycling.
The training is delivered via schools during the school day to years 5-9 and available to all schools. There is also the opportunity of holiday courses where there is demand.
Level 2 Bikeability takes place on local streets, giving students a real cycling experience. They will be taught how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops.
Level 3 Bikeability deals with more challenging roads and traffic situations. Level 3 training is delivered one-to-one or in groups of up to 3 so can be tailored to individual training needs, such as routes to school.
The contract will procure the services of an external company who will provide qualified National Standard instructors to deliver the training. For Bikeability Level 2 and 3 training the company will be responsible for contacting schools to book courses, instructor scheduling, training area risk assessments and training in line with Bikeability national guidelines.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 800 000 and 2 500 000 GBP