Cycling England has placed training at the core of many of its programmes. Key activities for 2006 include the roll-out of bikeability - the new National Cycle Training Standard to replace and update the "cycling proficiency" test which has fallen into abeyance, as well as the development of a Professional Skills training package available for practitioners.
BIKEABILITY - A NEW NATIONAL STANDARD FOR CYCLE TRAINING
Developed with the support of LARSOA, RoSPA, CTC and other leading authorities in safety standards, bikeability builds on the old cycling proficiency test to provide the skills to ride safely on today's roads. Many authorities already have excellent cycle training schemes in place, but a uniformly high standard of instruction is needed across the country. For more information visit www.bikeability.org.uk
BURSARIES FOR CYCLING INSTRUCTORS
Cycling England is offering bursaries towards the cost of becoming an accredited instructor to all Local Authorities, other organisations or individuals. This is an amazing opportunity to receive match funding and ensure your cycling trainers are accredited to the new national standard. Cycling England in partnership with the CTC is planning to train 1,280 instructors in 2006 so call now to receive your funding! For more information please call the National Training Helpline 0870 607 0415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ctc.org.uk/cycletraining
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS TRAINING
Professional training covering topics from 'cycling promotion' to 'planning and design' are available from Cycling England through PTRC, a professional training organisation specialising in transport issues. In conjunction with local management, they can develop modular training programmes to suit local priorities.
For more information please contact Andy Costain or Ian Chatfield on 020 7348 1970