Purrfect Pedalling cycle training
|Whether you want to get fit, save some money or improve our environment, now is a great time to start cycling. Cycle training will give you the confidence to make more of your journeys by bike, whether for work or leisure.|
National Standard for Cycle Training
Purrfect Pedalling cycle training is based on the new National Standard for Cycle Training which covers cycle training for people with a wide range of needs, from complete beginners through to people who wish to cycle more confidently on busy roads. However, our training courses are one-to-one and tailored to your individual needs. We will discuss your requirements and plan a course of training that best meets your objectives. For example you may just want to learn the basics of riding a bike so you can ride off-road, or perhaps you want help with a particular on-road journey which you intend to ride regularly. We will work with you to ensure that you obtain the maximum benefit from your time with us.
The National Standard (branded when taught in schools as 'Bikeability') is split into three levels of training. Depending on your requirements and how much training you have we will select elements of training from one of more levels
Level 1: Basic Skills
are many reasons why someone misses out on learning to ride a bike but
the great thing is that you are never to old to learn! Some beginners
have previously had bad experiences whilst trying to learn that has
left them feeling fearful about falling and without any confidence in
their ability to learn the skill of cycling.
basic skills include balancing, steering, starting and stopping, use
of gears. simple manoeuvres and obstacle avoidance, checking your bike
and using off-road paths and cycle facilities. These basic skills are
taught off public roads, and give the less confident cyclist a chance
to practise in a traffic free environment. These sessions are mainly
aimed at people who consider themselves non-cyclists, new to cycling
or have never learnt how to use all the equipment, like brakes and gears,
Level 2: Introduction to On- Road Cycling
This level is for those who have completed the basic skills course or are comfortable with bike riding, but want to start using roads and cycle networks. This level covers the theory of on-road cycling, stopping and starting, use of gears, cycling one handed and signalling, looking behind, turning right, left and overtaking parked vehicles and using cycling facilities on and off road. Apart from an off-road introductory session, Level 2 training is on quiet roads.
Level 3: Advanced On-Road Skills
training is for those who have completed the basic skills and intermediate
levels, or those who have been cycling regularly but still lack confidence
in busier and more complex traffic conditions. Alongside the teaching
of more advanced manoeuvres you will also have an opportunity to review
and polish techniques taught in earlier sessions. The purpose of this
training is somewhat different from earlier stages which concentrate
on cycling skills. This level may focus on a particular journey you
want to make so you can set out with confidence. This level covers the
theory of on-road cycling (as Level 2 with the additional theory required
to support the more advanced road work being undertaken), the cycle
as a vehicle, positioning & observation, complex turns, roads and
junctions; roundabouts and signal controlled junctions and filtering.
Supplementary information relevant to you will also be included at points during the course including cycle security, cycling at night, load carrying, cycle organisations and forums, and using your bicycle with public transport.
Based on information about the National Standard at www.ctc.org.uk
Please contact us for more information or to book a lesson.
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Need help with bike maintenance?
Purrfect Pedalling's Happy Bike service can either teach you basic maintenance skills at your home or undertake basic repairs and adjustments for you. Email happybike or call 07896 885726.