Case Study: Bikeability in Oxfordshire

Case study: What can Bikeability offer in an Oxfordshire school?

Funding for Bikeability in West Oxfordshire comes from the DfT via the Schools Games Host Organiser at Carterton Community College and is delivered by 3rd party provider the Windrush Bike Project CIC.  This is an example of what can be delivered in a school so that more children cycle more safely and more often.

Year 4 – Bikeability Level 1: 2 hours of fun games in the playground building cycle handling skills and confidence. All children go away with a written report outlining what they need to practice before on road training starts.

Year 5 – Bikeabiilty Level 2:  8 hours of on road training in residential areas.  Final session ends with a Bikeability Show for parents. This educates parents on the national standards and gives children an opportunity to show what they have learnt in practice.

Year 6 (end) or in secondary school – Bikeability Level 3: Bespoke training in very small groups, including safe routes to secondary school, and the skills and confidence to negotiate busy urban centres.

Inclusive approach all children can access training including children riding adapted trikes or tandems.

Optional extras

Summer term – Whole school Cycling fun day – learn to ride, basic maintenance and fun games.

Bikeability recycled – if children do not own bikes to complete these activities they are provided with a bike through our recycling scheme.