Get road safe with Bikeability

SafeWise is working in partnership with Dorset Council to offer a Level 1 and Level 2 Bikeability cycle training course for pupils in years 5 & 6 this February Half Term at the Safewise Centre on Radipole Lane in Weymouth.

Bikeability training programme is about gaining practical skills and understanding on 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 training takes place at SafeWise Weymouth’s full size road layout. This is a safe practise environment complete with traffic lights, mini-roundabout, junctions, bus and car all with normal road markings (see pictures in the photo gallery below).

Level 2 training takes place on nearby roads, which have been carefully risk assessed.

Level 3 training may take place later for some students and will also be free.

About Level 1

About Level2

The Bikeability course will take place at SafeWise Weymouth for Year 5 and Year 6 children during February Half  Term.  Level 1 spaces are available on Monday 17 February and follow up Level 2 spaces are available on Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 February – see booking form for details.

How much does it cost?

£5 booking and admin fee – please make cheques payable to SafeWise.

Every participant needs to attend both Level 1 and Level 2 parts of the course. The course is funded by Dorset Council and Department for Transport, so is FREE  but please pay £5 booking and admin. fee to claim your child’s place on the course.

How do I enrol my child on Bikeability?

All participants need to complete and return a Consent Form and a Bike Check Form (download pdf docs below) along with a payment of £5 (cash or cheque payable to SafeWise – exact money only please if paying by cash) to the Safewise Centre, next to the firestation, 481 Radipole Lane, Weymouth, DT4 0QF, at which point you will have your place confirmed.

20191118 – Level 1&2 consent form SAFWISE WEY – Feb 1_2 Term 2020

Parent_Carer Bike Check Form (1)

Bikeability course dates

There will be new Bikeability courses running at SafeWise for Year 5 and Year 6 children during February Half Term on 17, 18 and 20 February.

Please check back here for future course dates at Easter.

For more information please call 01202 591330 or email weymouth@safewise.org  You can find SafeWise Weymouth next to the fire station at 481 Radipole Lane, Weymouth, DT4 0QF.