What is Bikeability?

Bikeability is 'cycling proficiency' for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today's roads.

There are three Bikeability levels. A child will typically start Bikeability Level 1 (bike handing skills) once they have learnt to ride a bike, with 9-14 year olds progressing through to Level 2 (basic road skills), and then Level 3 tackles more advanced road skills. Certificates and badges are awarded upon successfully completion of each course and pupils are encouraged and inspired to achieve all three levels.

We would like every child in North Tyneside to be given the opportunity to participate in this FREE course that gives pupils the skills to stay safe, and healthy! All North Tyneside schools are offered the course.

For queries and bookings, schools should contact:

Free bike checks

Halfords supports the Bikeability programme by offering a free bike check for all bikes, children and adult sizes, to encourage residents in North Tyneside to cycle safely.

These free bike checks can easily be booked online (here) and conducted at your local Halfords store.

Family Cycle Skills sessions

The Family Cycle Skills course is designed to help people living in the same household to cycle together.

The course aims to empower families to plan enjoyable group rides, switch from driving to cycling for local journeys, and help to develop cycling skills and confidence.

The training sessions will be provided by fully qualified instructors and complement the Bikeability training available through schools across North Tyneside.

Request your Family Cycle Skills session by completing this online form.

If you have any further questions, you can email

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