cycle training

Cyclists, don't be gutter-bunnies, urges motoring organisation

The Institute of Advanced Motorists is urging cyclists to make themselves seen and to "claim their lane", moving out into the middle of the lane when approaching a junction or parked cars.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has 100,000+ members and runs the advanced driving test.

Bike Club Launch (UK)

Bike Club will be offering support to groups of young people with training, equipment and facilities that help them use cycling as a way to learn to skills and achieve rewarding experiences.

 

Initial funding for the development of Bike Club has come from Cycling England, an organisation that, supported by the Department for Transport, encourages cycling through a range of initiatives.

Bikeability Workshop to Train Cycle Trainers - 30/31 January 2010

Cycle Aware Manawatu will run a 2 day "Bike-ability" workshop to train trainers how to teach adults to ride bicycles as safely as possible on the road.

Enquiries to:  cycleawaremanawatu@yahoo.com

The course is funded by a grant from the Palmerston North City Environment Trust, and in kind support from Sport Manawatu and the Cycling Advocates' Network.

Cyclist skills training: A guide for the set-up and delivery of cyclist training in New Zealand.

As part of a commitment to NZ's "Getting there-on foot, by cycle" plan, Land Transport NZ seeks a consistent approach to the delivery of cyclist skills education to encourage people to cycle more often. As a result, a core set of national guidelines have been developed to enable instructors to teach cylist training in both school and adult training environments.

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Cycling England Annual Report 2007-08

An inspiration for New Zealand:

"In the foreword to our last annual
report, I referred to the day our
budget was doubled to £10m a
year as ‘a landmark for cycling’.
Just 18 months later, on 21st
January 2008, the Government
took the historic decision to award
£140m to Cycling England over the
next three years: not so much a
landmark for cycling as a genuine
endorsement of the role of the
bicycle in helping meet England’s
transport, health and environmental
challenges."

Includes funding cycle training for 500,000 school kids.