Cycle Trainer

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As a Cycle Trainer, you can conduct risk assessments, plan, develop and deliver learning sessions to anyone that wants to cycle.  If delivering courses to children, this is known as Bikeability Scotland Training. 

Minimum Age


What skills do I need?

Essential Requirements –

  • Have good communication skills
  • Ride confidently and cope with traffic (to National Standard  Level 3 competency) Details of the National Standards can be found at
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness

Desirable Requirements

  • Hold a first aid certificate
  • Understand basic bicycle maintenance.
  • Have experience of working with groups of children and teenagers and adults in a learning environment

How long does it take?

The course is a four day course with all sessions delivered within a month.

What will I need?

You will need a bicycle in working order and clothing appropriate for the weather.

What will it cost?

The course is free for anyone intending to deliver Bikeability Scotland training to children. If you believe you're eligible for a free place, please email us before booking onto the course.

For anyone intending to deliver cycle training to adults, the cost is £300 per person.

If you're from an organisation wanting to run a bespoke course for a group of 5-8 people, the cost is £1,500. Please email us to discuss this further.

What's next?

Once you have gained experience delivering Bikeability Scotland training, you can then complete an additional 1 day course called the Cycle Trainer Plus which will enable you to deliver the Cycle Training Assistant (CTA) course.  If delivering adult cycle training, after attending a short orientation, you can also be qualified to deliver Cycling Scotland's Essential Cycling Skills training. 

As a Cycle Trainer, it is recommended that you hold a valid first aid certificate and appropriate insurance.

Course Dates

DateCourse TypeCourse Title & InstructorLocationLocal AuthorityCapacity & Availability£ CostBook
DateTue 2nd May 2017Course TypeCycle TrainerCourse Title & InstructorGlasgow Bike Station Cycle Trainer Course
David Fox
LocationGlasgow Bike Station
65 Haugh Road, Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 6
DateThu 4th May 2017Course TypeCycle TrainerCourse Title & InstructorCT - Websters High School - Kirriemuir
Alex Pattison
LocationWebsters High School
Prosen Road, Kirriemuir
Local AuthorityAngusCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 1
DateMon 8th May 2017Course TypeCycle TrainerCourse Title & InstructorScottish Borders Council,Cycle Trainer Course
Bill Ross
LocationGalashields Academy
Elm Row, Galashields, Galashiels
Local AuthorityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 0
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