We strongly support cycle training as it plays an important part in increasing levels of cycling. It is important for children cycling to school, but also for adults cycling as commuters and for leisure.

The types of training available in the Falkirk Council area are:

  • Bikeability Levels 1 and 2 – What used to be known as 'Cycling Proficiency'. Now updated and offered to primary six and seven in all Falkirk Council schools.
  • Children's Bike Club – Specialist training offered three times a year for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
  • Cycle Training Assistant – A one-day course offered to volunteers and school staff who wish to become involved in delivering Bikeability in their school or the wider Falkirk Council area.
  • Volunteer Guided Ride Training – Offered to volunteers who wish to help with the development and running of guided cycle rides in the Falkirk Council area.
  • Commuter Cycle Training – Offered to all Falkirk Council staff and available to employees of local businesses.
  • Cycle Maintenance Training – Training by Recyke-a-Bike and the Dawson Bike Club in basic and advanced cycle maintenance.

Frequently asked questions

  1. My child wants to cycle to school but I don’t feel they are safe. How can I get him/her some training?
  2. I want to be involved in training my children at our local school. What do I do?
  3. I want to cycle to work, but don’t feel confident cycling on the road. What can I do?
  4. How can I get more involved in cycling in the Falkirk area?
  5. Help! I don’t know how to fix my bike! Who can help me?

My child wants to cycle to school but I don’t feel they are safe. How can I get him/her some training?

You should ask your child’s school if they offer Bikeability training and for which year groups. If not, ask the school to contact their Active Schools Officer to see if Bikeability Training is available. If not, the school should contact our Cycling Officer to arrange training.


I want to be involved in training my children at our local school. What do I do?

Please contact the school to offer your services as a volunteer. They can put you in touch with the Active Schools Officer or the Cycling Officer who will offer Cycle Training Assistant training.


I want to cycle to work, but don’t feel confident cycling on the road. What can I do?

Ask your employer if they can set up a Commuter Cycle Training Course. This can be done through Cycling Scotland or with the help of our Cycling Officer.


How can I get more involved in cycling in the Falkirk area?

You can get more involved in cycling as a Bikeability Trainer, through helping out with a local cycling project, by starting your own project or volunteering a ride leader. For more information, contact CVS Falkirk or our Cycling Officer.


Help! I don’t know how to fix my bike! Who can help me?

You could ask your local bike shop, Recyke a Bike, or the Dawson Bike Club. They can fix your bike and even show you how to do it yourself.