Cargo Bike Instructor

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This course is for qualified and experienced cycle trainers who want to develop their experience and understanding of using cargo bikes and who want to deliver the Adult Cycle Training (ACT) Cargo Bike three-hour course. It is also for cycle trainers who do have some experience with cargo bikes and want a refresher and/or to gain more experience using different types of cargo bikes.

Minimum Age


What skills do I need?

Prior to attending this course, the candidate must fulfil the following essential prerequisites:


  • Be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Have passed the 4-day Cycle Trainer (CT) course
  • Have completed the Adult Cycle Training Orientation
  • Have experience of delivering cycle training
  • Be able to cycle competently and confidently and have recent, preferably regular, experience of cycling in a variety of modern traffic conditions
  • Have an understanding and awareness of road and traffic conditions
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Have experience of basic bicycle maintenance.

Desirable requirements

  • Have experience of riding cargo bikes
  • Have experience of cargo bike maintenance.
  • Current safeguarding and child protection training
  • PVG registration
  • Current 1 day first aid certificate.

How long does it take?

This is a one day course, not including any pre-course learning. 

What will I need?

Arrangement for the use of cargo bikes will be confirmed to you prior to the course.

What will it cost?

The cost is £500 for a one-day course for between 2-4 persons. This  course may also be offered free of charge as CPD to qualified cycle trainers who are already delivering Adult Cycle Training sessions and have a requirement to deliver the 3 hour Cargo Bike Training session. 

What's next?

As a cycle trainer you may want to volunteer to deliver Bikeability Scotland in schools. If you have significant experience of delivering Bikeability Scotland Level 2 training, you can become a Bikeability Scotland Instructor Trainer (BSIT).  This will enable you to deliver the Bikeability Scotland Instructor (BSI) course. Please contact your local authority Bikeability Scotland coordinator for more details

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

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