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 3 times a year for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and as an after school club by NHS Forth Valley Children's Occupational Therapy Unit.
Cycle Training Assistant (CTA)
A flexibly delivered course offered to volunteers and school staff who wish to become involved in supporting I Bike and delivering Bikeability Scotland cycle training in schools and for youth groups.
Guided Ride Leader Training
Offered to volunteers and school staff who wish to help with the development and running of guided cycle rides in the Falkirk Council area. This also supports work with Falkirk Active Travel Hub and Falkirk's I Bike Officer.
Commuter Cycle Training
Offered to all Falkirk Council staff and available to employees of local businesses.
Essential Cycle Skills (ECS)
Offered free of charge; a 4 hour refresher course for returning cyclists and those less confident in cycling in traffic. Contact Falkirk Council's cycling officer for details.
Cycle Maintenance Training
Recyke-a-Bike and the Falkirk Active Travel Hub in basic and advanced cycle maintenance.
Frequently asked questions
- My child wants to cycle to school but I don’t feel they are safe. How can I get him/her some training?
- I want to be involved in training my children at our local school. What do I do?
- I want to cycle to work, but don’t feel confident cycling on the road. What can I do?
- How can I get more involved in cycling in the Falkirk area?
- 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 are an I Bike School. If so they should be able to offer Bikeability Scotland cycle training. 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. I Bike is a project delivered in partnership between Falkirk Council and Sustrans, and welcomes parental and community volunteers to help deliver the project. Contact the I Bike Officer for details on 01324 504964 or 07795 237987.
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. If you are a returning cyclist, Essential Cycle Skills courses are offered on an “as needed” basis. Contact the Cycling Officer for information on 01324 504950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I get more involved in cycling in the Falkirk area?
You can get more involved in cycling as an I Bike volunteer, Bikeability Trainer, through volunteering with Falkirk Active Travel Hub, or another local project, by starting your own project or volunteering as a ride leader. For more information, contact our I Bike Officer, Falkirk Active Travel Hub, CVS Falkirk or our Cycling Officer. Contact details below.
Help! I don’t know how to fix my bike! Who can help me?