Bikeability Trust launches Essential Cycling Skills for Families videos

The Bikeability Trust has produced a series of short films to help families cycle together confidently. Each film focuses on different stages of a cycling journey and features the four core functions used in Bikeability training:

  • Look – make good and frequent observations
  • Position – choose and maintain the most suitable riding positions
  • Communicate – signal intentions clearly to others
  • Prioritise – understand priorities on the road, particularly at junctions.

Each of the films also demonstrates the systematic routines in which these functions are used ie:

  • Plan well in advance, anticipate and respond to on-road situations
  • Select the most suitable riding positions for different parts of the journey
  • Look behind before communicating intentions and changing riding positions
  • Know when to give way to others and when to take priority assertively.

Download the Bikeability Parent’s Handbook for more advice on family cycling.

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Become a cycling instructor

If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

You can read more about our training here, and learn more about being a Bikeability Instructor here

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Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors. Wind in the hair (under your helmet of course), sunglasses on, and a picnic in your bag. However, not everyone sees it this way.

Therefore, CycleKingston is appealing to you to share the good, the bad (and the ugly?!) We want to hear your cycling experiences, news and showcase success stories along the way too.

If you have material you think we should feature on the website, drop us an email on info@cyclekingston.net with the information and some images and we'll do our best to feature them.

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