Practical Cycle Awareness Training

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Practical Cycle Awareness Training (PCAT), with funding from Transport Scotland, will allow drivers of large vehicles to step into the shoes of more vulnerable road users, including those on bikes, on foot and those with disabilities, to provide them with a greater understanding of their needs.

Participants will spend time in the classroom, followed by a practical cycle training session to familiarise themselves with travelling by cycle, foot, motorcycle and scooter. By learning basic on-road cycling skills, carrying out cycle safety checks and negotiating road junctions and traffic, fleet drivers gained a better appreciation of the safety considerations from various road users’ perspectives.

Being DVSA-accredited, this course counts towards 7 hours of Driver CPC. PCAT also meets FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Silver requirement ‘S5 Vulnerable road user training.

Minimum Age


What skills do I need?

Participants will need a valid Driving Licence and an understanding of their regular working environment.

How long does it take?

This is a 1 day course.

What will I need?

You will need clothing appropriate for the weather, and a current photographic driving licence.  Cycles will be provided.

What will it cost?

Free taster session available (only one free taster session per driver).

Please refer to our brochure for more details or email

What's next?

You may be inspired to complete some of our other training courses to develop your personal cycling skills or as a leader or instructor. 

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