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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:


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 (or your local area).

These courses are tailored and offered to small groups (up to 4 people). This could be you and a buddy, a family group or simply a 1:1 session, we are happy to cater for your needs, please just get in touch. 

Cost: £40 per person for 1-2 people and £35 per person for 3-4 people. 

Length of session: 4 people (4 hours), 3 people (3 hours) and 1-2 people (2 hours)

Number of places: Minimum 1 and maximum 4

To find out more about our tailored courses, then please get in touch via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Future Course Dates:

We are busy finalising dates for our Level 2 courses in 2021. Check back here soon. 

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 up to four places available on the Level 2 course, but we can also run 1:1 sessions too.

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. 


What do I need to bring?

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

How many sessions will I need?

Both Level 1 and Level 2 courses are one off sessions, but with the Level 2 courses we can adapt this according to your needs e.g. 2 sessions of 2 hours with 4 people.

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.

Visit the Bikeability website.