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Great Easton

Snow Hill | Great Easton | Essex | CM6 2DR
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Bikeability is the 21st century replacement of Cycling Proficiency, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to deal with today's congested roads.

To achieve their Bikeability award, children are instructed on how to ride their bikes to the Department of Transport approved 'Bikeability National Standard for Cycle Training' which sets out the skills needed for making cycle trips in today's road conditions.

There are three Bikeability levels:

Level 1

Level 1 is covered in an 'off road' or traffic free environment. By successfully completing Level 1 children are able to demonstrate the skills needed to make a short trip in a traffic free environment and are fully prepared to undertake their 'on road' Level 2 training.

Level 2

Level 2 starts on quiet roads, but with real traffic conditions. It builds up to medium traffic conditions, to enable the trainees to undertake an on road journey to school, work or leisure.

Level 3

Level 3 is covered on busy roads and includes dual‐carriageways, major roundabouts etc. As this requires more advanced judgement, children are not routinely taught level 3 until secondary school.

 

Children are encouraged and inspired to achieve all three levels, recognising there is always more to learn and enjoy on a bike. Bikeability Levels 1 & 2 are usually delivered to school years 5 & 6. The Bikeability award consists of a certificate and an enamelled metal badge for the level achieved.

 

Well done to all the children in Year 6 who successfully completed the course and were awarded Level 2.  Please enjoy the photos.

 

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