Our Bikeability Courses

Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.

There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.

Level 1

At Level 1 new riders learn to control and master their bikes in a space away from traffic such as a playground or closed car park.

Skills that are tested in this level include:

  • Prepare yourself and your bike for cycling.
  • Get on and off your bike without help.
  • Start off, pedal and stop with control.
  • Pedal along, use gears and avoid objects.
  • Look all around and behind, and control the bike.
  • Share space with pedestrians and other cyclists.



Book your Level 1 course today!

Level 2

Level 2 takes place on local streets, giving trainees a real cycling experience. Trainees learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops. 

Skills that are tested in this level include:

  • Prepare for on-road cycling.
  • Start and finish an on-road journey.
  • Recognise typical hazards.
  • Let others know what you are about to do.
  • Know where to ride on the road.
  • Pass parked vehicles and side roads.
  • Turn left into a minor road .
  • Turn left  into a major road .
  • Turn right into a major road .
  • Demonstrate decision making and  a basic understanding of safe riding .
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Highway code.


Book your level 2 course today!

Level 3

Level 3 equips trainees with skills for more challenging roads and traffic situations – busier streets, queuing traffic, complex junctions and roundabouts. It also includes planning routes for safe cycling.

Skills that are tested include:

  • Prepare for a journey.
  • Understand advanced road positioning.
  • Pass queuing traffic.
  • Perceive and deal with hazards.
  • Understand driver blind spots.
  • React to hazardous road surfaces.
  • Decide where cycle infrastructure can help a journey and  Demonstrate correct use.
  • Use mini-roundabouts and single lane roundabouts. 

Looking to improve your Cycling skills? 

Our Level 3 bikeability course is the next step for children who have completed their Bikeability Level 2 at schools. 

The course includes helping to:

  • Plan routes to your new school 
  • Navigate traffic lights
  • Cycle safer on the roads

It takes place on Sunday 11 June, 2017 at Osterley Sports Centre

9 - 12 year old's, 10.00 - 12.00
13 - 16 year old's, 13:00 - 15:00

The course is £5 with an admin fee. 

To book  or for further details call 07762 624785 or email hounslowbikeability@parkwood-leisure.co.uk


Book your level 3 course today!

Contact us today on: 07766 246 785

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About Us

We at Change Gear believe Cycling is a life Skill. We truly believe cycling is fun and for everyone , we are Passionate And encourage more people to cycle regularly and safely, through our dedicated team at Change Gear we are determined to get more people cycling more safely. When more of us jump on our bikes we are helping the environment at the same time .


Hounslow Civic CentreLampton RoadLondonTW34DN