Level 3 Cycling Skills On Busy Roads

incorporating real traffic conditions and advanced road features.

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 busy roads using complex junctions and road features.

Objective;

The client will demonstrate the following;

  • All Level 2 manoeuvres
  • How to use roundabouts
  • How to use junctions controlled by traffic lights
  • How to use multi lane roads and turn off into them
  • An understanding of filtering and an ability to decide when to filter and when to wait
  • How to use both on and off road cycle facilities
  • Hazard perception and strategy to deal with hazards
  • An understanding of route planning

Course Outline

Dependent on the starting skill level and cycling experience the course will take at less four lesions at 1 ½ hours each. This can be achieved over 2 weeks, but longer may be required. This helps to allow for the information to be simulated through practise.

Course will be run on busy roads and cover a wide variety of complex junctions and features. 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.

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
  • Continuous assessment form and client attendance record.
  • Health and Safety Statement
  • Attendance times
  • Payment method

Start of Course

Clients will arrive with a road worthy bike.

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

 

Course Numbers and Age Groups

The course is designed as follows;

A maximum of 1 person per course. All Level 3 courses are 1-1.

Pre-requisite 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
  • 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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