Get road safe with Bikeability

SafeWise is working in partnership with Dorset Council to offer Level 1 and Level 2 Bikeability cycle training courses for pupils in years 5 & 6 this August 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

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.

Level 1&2 consent form SAFWISE WEYMOUTH (1)

Parent_Carer Bike Check Form (1)

Bikeability course dates

Monday 19th August: 9.30am – 11.30am Level 1, group 1 (24 trainees)

Monday 19th August: 12.30pm- 2.30pm Level 1, group 2 (24 trainees)

Tuesday 20th August: 9am -3pm Level 2, group 1&2 (12 trainees)

Wednesday 21st August 9am -3pm Level 2, group 3&4 (12 trainees) 

Thursday 22nd August 9am – 3pm Level 2, group 5&6 (12 trainees) 

Friday 23rd August 9am -3pm Level 2, group 7&8 (12 trainees)

(There is a break midway during level 2 training)

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.