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
DateMon 15th Jan 2024Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorCT Course - Moray - (Regional CT course) (Private)
Cliff Smith
LocationMoray Sports Centre
Linkwood Road, Elgin
Local AuthorityMorayCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 5
DateSat 20th Jan 2024Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorSandy Brae Community Education Centre (Kennoway p/track & primary school) CT (Private)
Neil Daly
LocationKennoway Pump track (Sandybrae Community Centre)
Local AuthorityFifeCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 3
DateMon 22nd Jan 2024Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorPerth CT (Private)
Neil Daly
LocationWillowgate Activity Centre
Stockgreen Lodge, Kinfauns, Perth
Local AuthorityPerth & KinrossCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 5
DateMon 12th Feb 2024Course TypeCycle Trainer Course Title & InstructorCycle Trainer 3 day course (Aberdeen) - for qualified BSI (Private)
Tom Oxtoby
LocationAdventure Aberdeen
Fairley Road
Local AuthorityAberdeen CityCapacityCapacity 8
Places Left 8