Level 2 Cycling Skills On Quiet Roads

Aims;

To enable the client to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to make a trip safely to school, work or for leisure on quiet roads.

Objective;

The client will demonstrate the following;

  • All Level 1 exercises
  • Start an on road journey. Finish an on road journey
  • Be aware of everything including behind whilst riding
  • Understand how and when to signal their intention to other road users
  • Understand where to ride on the road they are using
  • Pass parked or slow moving vehicles. Pass side roads
  • Turn left into a minor road
  • Turn left into a major road
  • Turn right into a major road
  • Turn right into a minor road
  • Signal in control right and left in control
  • Be able to take the correct carriageway lane when required
  • Decide where cycle lanes can help their journey and demonstrate correct use (only where cycle lanes an be included)
  • Explain decisions made during riding and thereby demonstrate understanding of safe riding strategy
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Highway Code, in particular how to interpret road signs and markings
  • Demonstrate understanding of safety equipment and clothing

The following are not part of the core standard but may be delivered on this Level 2 course

  • Make a U turn
  • Go straight from minor road to minor road at a crossroads
  • Turn left at a mini, single lane roundabout
  • Go straight ahead at a mini, single lane roundabout
  • Turn right at a mini, single lane roundabout

Course Outline

Dependent on the number on the course, starting skill level and cycling experience the course will take at less six lesions at 1 ½ hours each. This can be achieved over a week for adults however for pupils this will be over a minimum of six weeks. This helps to allow for the information to be simulated through practise.

Course will be run on quiet roads and cover a wide variety of junctions. All areas will have been risk assessed before any client can use the area.

Training Site

Course will be run on quiet roads and cover a wide variety of junctions. All areas will have been risk assessed before any client can use the area. Where appropriate signage will be used to indicate training is in progress.
Pre-course documentation

All students will receive the following documentation in advance of the course. In the case of year 6 pupils their parent/guardian will be sent the documents.

  • A letter of invitation to the course detailing requirements for attendance.
  • Course lesson plan including time table of events.
  • A bike check form
  • Parent/guardian consent form in the case of year 5 and 6 pupils
  • Continuous assessment form and student attendance record.
  • Health and Safety Statement
  • Attendance times
  • Payment method

Start of Course

Students will arrive with a road worthy bike and the Bike Check form filled in. Year 5 and 6 students require this form to be signed by their parent or guardian.

If a bike is not road worthy the student will not be able to use the bike for the course.

If a Bike Check form has not been signed by the parent or guardian of a Year 5 or 6 student the bike can not be used on the course.

Course Numbers and Age Groups

This course is designed with a number of variables depending on age group and skill sets of the client.

The course is designed as follows;

  • A maximum of 6 per course for years 6 pupils.
  • Students who are 18 years old plus and is part 1 of a level 3 course the maximum number is 1 client. Note Level 3 is taught on a 1-1.

Pre-requisites for this Course

The bike used must be road worthy. The Bike Check form will help to confirm this.

Suitable clothing for riding a bike must be worn.

For example;

  • Trainers are good, flip-flops are not.
  • Wet weather clothes for those rainy days. Concentration is lost when your wet and cold.
  • Warm clothes and gloves for cold days. Concentration is lost when your cold.
  • If the weather is hot and sunny, lose fitting clothe are good, but you may need to bring cycle clips if you are wearing baggy trousers. Bring water and bring and use sun barrier cream.
  • A cycling helmet which fits and is not damaged. It is very strongly advised that you wear a cycling helmet at this the learning stage of cycling.

Check List;

  • Road worthy bike
  • Bike Check form filled in and signed
  • Consent form, (if required) signed
  • Your cycle helmet
  • Suitable clothing for riding a bike and the weather conditions
  • Water and sun barrier cream if sunny
  • Continuous assessment form and student attendance record

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