Bikeability training

Bikeability training

About this activity

Suitable for primary and secondary school pupils. Supports the PE, PSHE and Citizenship National Curriculum.

NB: We’re bringing together all the TfL education programmes, including STARS, under one exciting new umbrella programme called TfL Travel for Life. They will be the same great programmes, but with a new name and a new look, easier online process and dedicated support team. STARS for primary schools will be renamed TfL Explorers. STARS for secondary schools will be renamed TfL Pioneers.

Bikeability is a cycle training programme designed to give pupils the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on the road. The training is delivered by all 33 London boroughs and is available for free to schools across the Capital.

There are three levels of Bikeability training:

  1. Control and master your bike in an off-road environment
  2. Cycle on-road and deal with traffic on short journeys
  3. Tackle a wider variety of more challenging road and traffic conditions (suitable for competent cyclists of secondary-school age)

Contact your borough officer for more information and to book training for your school.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools can adapt Bikeability training to their pupils' needs. Watch this video to see how West Lea School, an SEN secondary school in Enfield, got their pupils cycling.


Activity steps

Hands up for cycling to school
Survey your pupils to find out how many cycle to school
Set your targets
Use the results of your survey to set your new cycling targets with your colleagues and Head Teacher
Choose your level and book
Contact your borough officer to discuss which level of training is best for your pupils and book the training
Safety first
Make sure you have permission for each individual to be involved and have completed any risk assessments
Get biking!
Hold your Bikeability training and then Survey your pupils again to see how many are now cycling to school
Tell your story
Sign in to TfL Travel for Life website to add your story and include pupils’ feedback. Explain the activity and add photos and any posters or promotional materials. Feedback to your borough officer


  • Cycling
  • Independent travel

This activity counts towards:

  • Travel activity

How it helps

  • Supports the PE and PSHE National Curriculum
  • Encourages safe interaction with other road users
  • Encourages independent travel


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