Schools, parents and families recognise Bikeability as the national standard of cycle training. 

You must register with the Bikeability Trust to deliver Bikeability across England. Only qualified instructors and registered training providers can deliver Bikeability. If you would like to become a Bikeability training provider, please email contactus@bikeability.org.uk to chat with one of the team. 

To register with Bikeability as a training provider, you must have

1.General policies and procedures

The following documents are needed:

  • complaints policy
  • quality and diversity policy
  • safeguarding policy
  • health and safety
  • emergency procedures
  • incident report form
  • insurance
  • training sites and routes risk benefit assessment
  • instructors’ code of practice
  • Internal Quality Assurance checks and procedures

You can find more information on the requirements for each of these documents here. You must upload your documents to Link. You will review and update them regularly.

If you are a local council, you can use generic policies and procedures.

If you only deliver Bikeability, we have created model policies for you to adapt and use. We hope you find these helpful.

 

2. Insurance

All Training providers need to hold valid insurance. Where relevant, this will include:

  • Public liability insurance. This will ensure coverage for attendees on courses. Sole traders can also hold self-employed insurance (public liability and possibly additional indemnity). 
  • Employers’ liability insurance. This insurance also covers volunteers and office staff. 

You must renew your insurance every year. You are responsible for checking this and providing evidence to the Trust. We recommend you speak to your insurance provider to ensure you have the best policy for you.

You may want to use an insurance broker to help buy insurance. British Cycling, Cycling UK, UK Coaching and Butterworth Spengler also provide specialist insurance. 

3. Operational procedures

  • A service level agreement. This must reflect your grant terms and conditions.
  • Booking forms for school, organisation or individual
  • Cancellation terms and conditions 
  • Monitoring systems to collate rider characteristics. This is required for grant payments
  • Internal quality assurance
  • Incident reporting (including serious health, safety, safeguarding and complaints)
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We will work with you to ensure that you are compliant. Serious breaches which put riders or instructors at risk will lead to de-registration.

We will communicate any changes to these requirements by email and on this website. Please keep your contact details on Link up to date.

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