Cycle training for children

Two children on bikesThe Cycle Training Team at Surrey County Council provide school cycle training. The team includes 60 qualified Instructors who know their local area.

Secondary schools:

  • Independent cycling to school - Students will learn a route they can use to cycle to and from school. The type of road will depend on the route. They will learn to make independent decisions – for example, if there is a busy junction they do not want to ride through, it is OK to walk that bit. The training is based on the Highway Code using four key skills: observation, communication, road positioning and understanding priorities. cycling. This course is delivered in groups of two or three in a session of two-and-a-half hours.

Primary schools:

  • Bikeability Level 1 for year 4 - At Level 1 riders learn to control and master their cycles in a space away from traffic, such as a playground. The course is typically 3 hours delivered in a single day.
  • Bikeability Level 2 for year 6 - Level 2 takes place on local streets. Trainees learn how to deal with traffic on quieter roads. The course is typically 7.5 hours over 5 days.

All schools:

  • Learn to Ride for all school ages - This is for complete beginners – those who cannot ride at all. The aim is to enable pupils to be able set off, pedal, steer and stop. This is 1-hour course delivered one-to-one.

How to book?

Book cycle training online

Schools can book cycle training online. If you do not have a login, please contact the cycle training team via our contact centre 0300 200 1003