The REPPROC Principles are a useful framework for planning, delivering and reviewing your cycle training.
Each letter of REPPROC stands for what good cycle training should be: Realistic; Empowering; Positive; Progressive; Rider-led; Outcome–orientated; and Continuously assessed.
- Riders can practise the key skills of safe cycling (observation, communication, positioning and priorities) on roads and environments that match their abilities.
- Riders learn from accurate instructor demonstrations. Make sure all riders can see and hear what you are doing.
- Riders spend a good amount of time cycling on real journeys.
- Sessions do not require any specialist clothing or equipment.
- Riders get to make independent decisions to gain confidence and experience riding in different types of cycling environments.
- Riders reflect on their decisions and of others in the group. This encourages them to feel responsible and engaged.
- Riders can cycle as independently as possible during their training and ‘lead’ journeys by cycling individually, in front of an instructor, or at the head of a group.
- Training is delivered in a positive and supportive manner.
- Riders learn how to build confidence when cycling, helping them to enjoy the experience as much as possible.
- Instructors use positive language that matches the riders’ ages and levels of understanding.
- Riders experience more challenging cycling environments as their skills and confidence grow. Training is delivered in a logical way with activities and manoeuvres becoming more complex.
- Once riders feel comfortable with a set of skills, they can be challenged further during the next round of activities.
- Each rider can progress at their own pace and according to their learning needs.
- Training activities are planned, adapted, delivered and reviewed in a way that ensures all riders make progress.
- For mixed-ability groups, training activities can be adapted to give each rider the level of challenge they need.
- Riders have plenty of opportunities to ask and answer questions.
- Teaching is inclusive and carefully considers how each rider prefers to learn.
- Riders learn how to cycle to the National Standard – competently, consistently and confidently.
- Riders perform activities to as high a standard as possible and as independently as possible.
- Outcomes are discussed with riders, with specific reference to the key skills of safe cycling.
- Riders spend most of the session cycling, giving them the chance to practise and improve.
- Training reflects current legislation and guidance including the Highway Code.
- Continuously assessed:
- Riders receive continuous assessment and feedback that encourages them to reflect on their practice. This helps them to feel in control of their own progress.
- Risk benefit assessment and management is ongoing and involves riders in the process.
- As they develop their skills over time, riders can take on more responsibility and independent decision making. This helps them to understand and spot any risks or dangers themselves.