Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme.

It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads with three levels to achieve. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.

For more information contact East Riding of Yorkshire Council Road Safety Team at the following email address –


What age can my child start Bikeability?

Bikeability Level 1 & 2 is offered in schools across the East Riding for years 5 & 6. However, some children are ready to complete their Level 1 from Year 3 onwards. If you would like your child to do their Level 1 earlier we may be able to offer one to one training outside of school times, just get in touch with us. Bikeability Level 3 is offered to anyone over the age of 11 years old.

If your young person is about to move up to Secondary school and they are thinking of cycling to school we can offer Level 3 training which will help them plan the safest route to school, train them along the journey to school and give them some tips to keep themselves safe along the way.

Click here for more detailed information about what the training for each level involves.

What does my child need to take part in Bikeability?

Your child will need a bike which is in a roadworthy condition (two working brakes) to take part in Bikeability. The Highway Code’s ‘Rules for Cyclists’ gives some pointers as to what condition is expected for on-road cycling.

The instructor leading the Bikeability session will have the final say on whether your child’s bike is safe for them to complete the training on.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council require all children to wear a cycle helmet.