CPD Training Ride leading

This one day (9.30 am – 5pm) course in Sheffield  is aimed at instructors wishing to lead rides. The session will be a mixture of practical and theory. A course may be organised for a group . To book a place or get more information please contact Ken Woodhouse on ken.woodhouse@pedalready.co.uk. The session will include a ride of about 8 miles so you will need a bike. The course will take place at Scotia Works which is located 2 minutes from the railway station.


To enable participants to have greater confidence in their use of correct ride leading techniques through a mixed class based and experiential session allowing observation, practice and feedback.


By the end of the course participants will

  • understand their responsibilities as a ride leader
  • understand how to manage the expectations when ride leading
  • be able to plan a suitable route for their ride participants
  • understand what to take on a ride
  • know how to risk assess a route
  • be able to perform a dynamic risk assessment
  • be able to perform an ‘M’ check on a bike
  • have an awareness of National Standard Level 2
  • have demonstrated the skills necessary to lead riding in groups
  • have experienced riding in and managing a group riding two abreast
  • understand how to manage incidents

Cost £60

CPD courses: Teaching adults to learn to ride/Bikeability Refresher course

Teaching adults to ride a bike for the first time

For further information contact Pedal Ready

This course is aimed at National Standards Instructors who want to work on the technique for teaching adults who cannot ride. The course will include both theoretical and practical elements and so it is essential that participants have a bike (to get to practical venue – if this is a problem give us a ring) and clothing suitable for poor weather.

Aims: To give participants an opportunity to discuss how adults learn to ride and to deliver a session to each other.

Objectives: By the end of the course, participants should have had an opportunity:

  1. to discuss the barriers adults face when trying to learn to ride a bike for the first time.
  2. to look at how a trainer can help the learner to overcome those barriers.
  3. to practice delivering a learn to ride training session to other course participants.
  4. to consider risk assessment on a learn to ride session.

The session will start in the classroom to look at and discuss the theoretical issues. We will then ride to a venue to practice delivering the practical session. We will finish off with feedback from the practical session.

You will need to bring

  • A bike
  • Packed lunch (or buy from local shop)
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather
  • Basic tools you might need for bike adjustments (There will be tools available if you are not sure what to bring)

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided

Cost £50

Bikeability Refresher course including snaking people

This mainly practical course will give instructors an opportunity to deliver level 2 outcomes and obtain feedback on their delivery. It will be an opportunity to reflect on good practice and is aimed at instructors who did their NSI course some time ago or who have not had much opportunity to deliver Bikeability.

The course will also involve a look at the principles of snaking and give participants the opportunity to practice snaking a group around.

Cost £60

Date: Contact Pedal Ready if you are interested in this course on 0114 2412775

National Standard Instructor training courses in 2018 through Pedal Ready Instructor Training Organisation (ITO)

Whether you’d like to make delivering Bikeability your full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step to getting involved with delivering Bikeability.

Our qualified trainers will guide you through the four day National Standard Instructor course, which allows you to become a provisionally qualified instructor who can deliver Bikeability.

To become a fully qualified instructor, you are expected to gain experience of delivering Bikeability so that you can demonstrate competent delivery at a Post-Course Assessment, which should be done within six months of completing the original course.

The four day National Standard Instructor training course can be booked at a cost of £400. Post-Course Assessments cost £150 plus travel costs. It is run from Pedal Ready, Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield S1 4SE

National Standard Instructor training courses in 2017

Book a course by contacting Ken on (0114) 2412775 or ken.woodhouse@pedalready.co.uk

The next course will be:

Tuesday 20th – Friday 23rd March 2018 9.15am – 4.30 pm

Contact Pedal Ready or Ken if you are interested. Organisations and large groups are invited to contact us regarding bespoke courses. which may be delivered at a venue of your choosing.

Bikeability training for schoolchildren

Pedal Ready can deliver cycle training to Y5 and Y6 children at schools. Qualified trainers deliver Bikeability levels 1 & 2 on the playground and on quiet roads close to the school.

Children who complete the course will be able to apply the techniques they have learned to make their cycling safer.

Anyone interested in booking a course at their school or parents with queries about the course should contact (0114) 2412775 or admin@pedalready.co.uk

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