Information for Schools

On this page you will find information regarding number requirements, registration, session times, requirements for the children's bikes, how to obtain funding, documents you can download and how to contact us if you need support.

Numbers

We maintain a minimum instructor to child ratio of 1:6 and so the ideal number for a course is in multiples of 12, however we will normally run courses for any number over this.  L2 will involve 5 sessions. An example of how this would schedule is laid out below;

Example for 24 children on L2 course

Session

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Pre break

All (playground)

Gp 1

Gp2

Break-Lunch

Gp 1 (12 ) on road

Gp2

Gp1

Post Lunch

Gp2 (12) on road

Gp1

Gp2

For more than 24, we need 5 days, with the children split into 3 groups, doing one session each day.

L3 courses are a single session of 3 hours duration, maximum 6 children per session.

You can download a letter to send to parents here. To help encourage participation, we are happy to attend an assembly and talk to the children about what is involved.

Registration

We need a consent form for every child on the course. You can download this here. We cannot teach children who have not handed in a consent form. To enable us to ensure we provide you with the appropriate resources, we need consent forms to be returned one month before the course.

Session Times

Our sessions are normally run in curriculum time. Each session is 1½ hours long and scheduled to fit around your mid-morning break and lunchtime. Although there is no firm rule, we would normally expect to do L1 courses with yrs 3 and 4, L2 with yr5 and 6, and L3 with yr6, 7 and 8.

Bikes

The children need to bring in their own bikes, and these MUST be roadworthy. We will check all the bikes before starting and carry out minor repairs if possible, but we reserve the right to remove a child from the course if a bike cannot be made safe.

Funding

Buckinghamshire Schools. You can obtain funding of £40 per pupil trained from Bucks CC. You can download a bid form for L2 by clicking here, or L3 here. Please note, we are not allowed to train the children on a funded basis unless the funding has been agreed in advance.

Slough Borough Council Schools. We have been allocated a number of places by the Council and funding agreements are already in place. You will not need to do anything to apply for funding once you have confirmed your numbers.

Support

If you have any questions, prior to or after booking, you can contact us by email by clicking here, or call us on one of the numbers below.

Mobiles   07999 210032 (Karen)  07503 001369 (Lesley)

If you need any assistance from Bucks CC, you contact Georgina Longley at glongley@buckscc.gov.uk,  or you can connect to Bucks CC's Bikeability web page here.

Downloads

Consent form to be sent to parents. Children cannot be accepted on the course unless this has been signed and returned by a parent or guardian. 

 

Consent Forms

Cycle training consent form (Spokes).pdf Cycle training consent form (Spokes).pdf
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BIKEABILITYBALANCE CONSENT FORM.pdf BIKEABILITYBALANCE CONSENT FORM.pdf
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Copy of letters to be sent out by schools to parents for Levels 1, 2 3 & Balanceability courses




Level_2 Letter.doc Level_2 Letter.doc
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Level_3 Letter.doc Level_3 Letter.doc
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Letter to parents L1 2016.doc Letter to parents L1 2016.doc
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2017 Bikeability Balance Informa.docx 2017 Bikeability Balance Informa.docx
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2017 Learn to Ride.docx 2017 Learn to Ride.docx
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