Bikeability

Bikeability is the national standard for cycle training to develop better and safer cycling habits, this is also known as the 21st century Cycling Proficiency programme. Malvern Hills District Council is now Bikeability accredited and will be delivering the sessions to both adults and children ensuring they gain practical cycle skills in a traffic free area and have a better understanding of how to cycle on today’s roads as well as giving them more confidence. 

Course information

At the end of each course, all participants will receive a badge and certificate. For full details visit the Bikeability website.

Level 1 

Aimed at children aged 7 years+ and adults. Riders will learn to control and master their bikes in a space away from traffic e.g. a tennis court or playground. If a child can competently ride their bike, younger ages will be considered. Each course will be held in Malvern (venue TBC).

Cost: £12.50

Number of places: Min 3 and max 8

Future Course Dates:

Tuesday 7th April, 11.15am-12.30pm (Children only)
Wednesday 20th May, 6.30-7.45pm (Adults only)
Tuesday 26th May, 3.15-4.30pm (Children only)
Tuesday 14th July, 6.30-7.45pm (Adults only)

Level 2

Aimed at children over the age of 10 and adults. Riders will be given cycling experience on local roads, learning how to deal with traffic helping you to feel more confident, as well as understand how road positioning can help keep you safe on today's roads. Each course will take place on quiet roads around Malvern.  All courses will usually consist of 2-3 sessions (according to the size of the group).  Any participants MUST be able to commit to all sessions.

Cost: £45 (4 people) and £35 (5-6 people)

Number of places: Minimum 4 and maximum 6

We also offer 1:1 tuition for adults and children, as well as tailored tuition for groups of adults, parents or schools. To find out more, please get in touch - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Future Course Dates:

7th and 14th April 2020, 2-4.15pm (Children only)
24th June and 1st July 2020, 6.15-8.30pm (Adults only)

How to Book (Booking Essential)

All parents/guardians and adults must:

  • Firstly, check availability
  • Complete and return the booking form
  • Then make payment to secure your booking.

To check availability please email us via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There are eight places available on the Level 1 course with a minimum of three participants for the course to run.

There are six places available on the Level 2 course with a minimum of four participants for the course to run.  

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Should a course need to be cancelled for any reason, then parents/guardians/participants will be offered a full refund or opportunity to transfer onto a future course. 

FAQ's

What do I need to bring?

You must provide your own roadworthy bike and helmet and appropriate clothing.

How many sessions are needed?

The Level 1 courses are only one session, but all Level 2 courses will consist of mainly 2 sessions. All participants must be able to attend both sessions for the Level 2 courses.

What level of skill is required before the course?

Level 1 Bikeability

All children and adults must be able to ride a bike in a straight line without stabilisers.

Level 2 Bikeability

All children and adults must have either successfully completed a Level 1 Bikeability course with us or can confirm that they can demonstrate the outcomes.  

Find out more about Bikeability.