Helping the Next Generation – FREE Cycle training

Cycling is a fun, cheap, healthy and environmentally-friendly mode of transport.  Bikeability Scotland is a cycle training scheme designed to give children the skills and confidence they need to cycle safely on the roads, and encourage them to carry on cycling into adulthood.  Image result for BikeabilityScotland

There is FREE training being run across East Lothian for those wanting to get involved and support schools’ Bikeability Scotland programmes. Please get in touch with East Lothian Outdoor Learning if you would like to become involved or help promote.

Dates for training include full and half day options on March 10, 17 and 24, April 21 and 28, May 12, 19 and 26, and June 2 2017.   The course can also be delivered at alternative venues or broken in to more suitable sessions.
More information on Bikeability Scotland, the Cycle Training Assistant course and booking can be found:
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss further


Can you and your School spend money?

Like to do more CLPL but teaching cover costs an issue?

Need an excuse to get more active?

Would you relish the oportunity to embed active outdoor learning into your yearly plan?

then read on and help us spend grant funding from Cycling Scotland

  • One day Cycle Trainer Assistant Courses (Cycling Scotland recognised course to deliver BikeabilityScotland Levels 1 and 2. This is the minimum course that anyone across the authority should hold to deliver BikeabilityScotland). FREE
  • One full day course – scheduled dates below or can run a bespoke course at your school (minimum particpant number 5 – maximum 12). FREE
  • All cover costs paid for for any school staff -no maximum limit. Want the whole staff to do the course and you can find that number of supply staff the Cycling Scotland funding will cover the supply costs.
  • Volunteers/parent helpers/other interested adults all welcome on these courses. FREE
  • Booking – get in touch direct with Martyn –
  • If you would like to do the Cycle Trainer course (4 days) to enable you to deliver all levels of BikeabilityScotland and mentor others then we can organise this for you – again FREE and COVER costs covered.


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Bikeability Training

More Cycle Training Assistant courses available through your Outdoor Learning Service.CTA course brochure

For more information on CTA and other Cycling Scotland courses please click on the image above

These courses are FREE to all staff and volunteers working within East Lothian for schools and community groups. This is made possible through funding from Cycling Scotland. Funding is also available to fund cover costs for staff from schools in order for them to be able to come away from their workplace.

Next programmed course is Friday 5th September at Musselburgh Outdoor Learning Base.

To book please complete a booking form available here.

Any questions or queries then please get in touch with Martyn ( or 01316535217)

On yer Bike

Thanks to a funding grant from Cycling Scotland, your local authority (East Lothian if you weren’t sure!), can offer you free cycle training. This free cycle training is for staff / volunteers and for pupils. More details below.
It is all time bound so please get in touch with Martyn ( at Outdoor Learning as soon as possible.


Cycle Training Assistant

Cycle Training Assistants deliver Bikeability training Levels 1 and 2 to school aged pupils.
You need to be a competent cyclist
A one day course (dates of set courses below – please contact us for a bespoke course.)There are courses planned for the following dates (all Fridays 9am to 4pm at Musselburgh Outdoor Learning Base)

13 Dec 2013
10 Jan 2014
7th Feb 2014
28 Feb 2014
14 March 2014
4 April 2014

A booking form for this course can be found here


Delivery of on-road Bikeability Level 2 Training

As part of the successful bid we have the resources available to parachute an experienced cycle trainer into your school to help you deliver on-road training.

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  1. It is important that all pupils put forward for this training have previously mastered the basic skills required for the awarding of Level 1 Bikeability. All pupils require access to a suitable sized bicycle, helmet and appropriate clothing.
  2. A qualified and experienced trainer will be provided for your school and would require at least one other member of staff/ volunteer to assist.
  3. The training can be delivered on any weekday and from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
  4. It would be really useful if schools who wish to take up this offer could organise pupils so that the trainer could work a whole day – e.g. 4 groups of pupils throughout a day – in order that the best value can be gained from this funding.
  5. In line with ELC guidelines and good practice – no more than 8 pupils at a time will be able to undergo on-road training. All sessions will take place as close as is practicable to the school on reasonable quiet roads.

For those schools who haven’t got any pupils ready to undergo on-road training then please consider organising a Cycle Trainer Assistant course for your staff/parents/volunteers.

As well as the dates above a bespoke course can be delivered at your school (minimum 6 hours). Once again this can be undertaken for no cost

The funding is not available to support any on site training for pupils – it is focused entirely on the road aspects of bikeability training at level 2 and beyond.

If any school is finding that the cost of cover is a barrier to staff attending theses courses then please get in touch as some of the funding is allocated to providing teacher cover costs.

We sincerely hope that your establishment can take up these offers. Whatever the barriers are that may prevent you from doing so then please get in touch and we can endeavour to find some way around them.