Cycle Skills Training


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Cycle Skills Training

RideOn Programme

RideOn is a cycle skills education programme for schools. Students learn the benefits of cycling, how to ride with confidence and how to cycle safely. The RideOn programme is aligned with BikeReady.

BikeReady - the national cycle skills education programme

Grade one (off-road)

Grade one cycle skills training is typically a one day course (9.00 am to 12.30 pm) that is held in a non-traffic environment, typically in a school playground.

Training at this level covers:

  • Bike and helmet safety checks including legal requirements
  • Steering and manoeuvring to avoid objects
  • Looking behind while pedalling in a straight line
  • Using hand signals (stop, left and right)
  • Using gears

Grade two (on-road)

Grade two training takes six hours in total, with the training held on local roads. Typically we split the six hours of training into two 3 hour sessions (x 2 - 9.00 am to 12.30 pm sessions).

Training at this level covers:

  • Competency in all grade one core skills
  • Understanding the road signs and road rules that apply to cyclists
  • Starting and stopping on the side of the road
  • Ride along the road
  • Passing a parked or slow-moving car
  • Turning left and right (at controlled and uncontrolled intersections)
  • Travel straight through controlled and uncontrolled intersections
  • Using road signals – how and when to use them on the road

For bookings and enquires please contact:

Braden Prideaux
Walking and Cycling Coordinator
Phone: 03 520 7400