Cycle Trainer

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As a Cycle Trainer, you can conduct risk assessments, plan, develop and deliver cycling sessions based on the National Standard for cycling to anyone that wants to cycle. If delivering training to children, this is known as Bikeability Scotland training. 

This course is SCQF accredited at Level 7 with 3 credit points.

Minimum Age


What skills do I need?

  • Cycle confidently on complex, busy and fast roads
  • Have an understanding and awareness of road and traffic conditions
  • Communicate effectively with other people
  • Have a reasonable level of cycling fitness
  • Be decisive, maintain good discipline, inspire confidence and give encouragement
  • Understand basic bike maintenance.

How long does it take?

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

If you have already passed the BSI course, you can join the course on Day 2 if you have already gained experience delivering Level 1 and 2 Bikeability Scotland training. Contact Cycling Scotland directly for more information. 


What will I need?

You will need a roadworthy bike and clothing appropriate for the weather. You will also need to bring lunch/snacks unless the organiser is providing these.

What will it cost?

The course is free for anyone intending to deliver Bikeability Scotland training to children in a school setting. If you believe you're eligible for a free place, please get authorisation from your local authority coordinator 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 £1,600. Please to discuss this further.

What's next?

As a Cycle Trainer there are so many options open to you. Some of these are detailed below.

If delivering adult cycle training, after attending a short orientation you can become an Adult Cycle Training provider, please contact to organise this session.

If you want to develop your leadership skills you can complete the Cycle Ride Leader & Assistant Cycle Ride Leader course

Once you have gained experience delivering Bikeability Scotland training, you can then complete an additional 1 day course to become a Bikeability Scotland Mentor and provide support in your Local Authority to newly qualified BSI's.

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.

Course Dates

DateCourse TypeCourse Title & InstructorLocationLocal AuthorityCapacity & Availability£ CostBook
DateThu 6th Jun 2024Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorWomen on Wheels -CT (Private)
Joshua Wood
LocationWomen on Wheels
Govanhill Workspace, Unit 4, 69 Dixon Road, Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 3
DateMon 8th Jul 2024Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorBike for Good - West (Private)
Joshua Wood
LocationBike for Good West
65 Haugh Road, Glasgow
Local AuthorityGlasgow CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8
DateMon 22nd Jul 2024Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorCycle Trainer Course - 3 days - Aberdeen (Private)
Lynne Hogg
LocationAdventure Aberdeen
Fairley Road
Local AuthorityAberdeen CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8