Bikeability conference 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2023 Bikeability Conference. It was a fantastic day, with instructors, training providers and grant recipients from all over the country joining us in Birmingham. We also welcomed some of our partners to the conference, including Decathlon, Frog Bikes, Beryl, Modeshift and Madison. 

This year’s theme was impact and we spent the day hearing about the impact Bikeability can make, both on the playground for individual riders and in communities as the Trust works with Active Travel England to enable more people to cycle, walk and wheel in their neighbourhoods.  


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Watch our video from the conference


Our speakers included: 

  • Danny Williams, Active Travel England 
  • Dame Sarah Story, Active Travel Commissioner, Greater Manchester (via video) 
  • Pete Zanzoterra, Transport for Greater Manchester 
  • Emily Sykes, Modeshift 
  • Steve Garidis, The Bicycle Association of Great Britain 
  • Emily Cherry, Bikeability Chief Executive 
  • Philip Darnton OBE, Bikeability Honorary Patron 

You can catch up on the day with our #BikeabilityConference hashtag and read Bikeability CEO Emily Cherry’s reflections on the day here. 


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Presentations and key learnings from the workshops

Please find below links to the presentation slides and key learnings from the workshops that took place at the conference.

If you have further questions, please contact the speakers directly.

Embedding Bikeability in secondary schools

with Hammersmith and Fulham Council

Removing the barriers to Level 2

with Legacy Ride

Delivering Bikeability in the community

with Wheely Tots and Joy Riders

Working with charities to reach underrepresented groups

with MG Cycling Academy

High quality delivery: Internal quality assurance

with Kirsti Grayson, Go Velo

Including everyone: accessibility and inclusivity

with Jim Blakemore, Bikeworks

Making Bikeability fun: active learning and delivery styles

with Greg Woodford, Avanti Cycling, and Michael Corden, Be Confident

Keeping riders safe: compliance, GDPR and safeguarding

with Esther Durrant and Mark Burnett

Growing team Bikeability: instructor recruitment and retention

with Nick Truran from Hertfordshire’s Bikeability team

Impact through Widening Participation

with Mike Holwill and Rosa Shirm, Bikeability

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Watch our keynote speakers and panels from the 2022 conference below.
Click here to watch the playlist in full 

More Than Minutes joined us to capture the conference in a unique way – by illustrating it!
Take a look at the final illustration here. 

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Photos from the 2023 Bikeability conference

Graphic illustration Boy on Trike