It has been announced that BikeNZ and CAN have been appointed by the NZ Transport Agency to train cyclist skills instructors in order to fulfil a new NZQA qualification. This new national standard is to ensure cycle skills instructors, whether they are delivering the BikeNZ Learn to Ride programme or any other certified programme, have the knowledge and skills needed to teach both adults and children to ride safely.

Three Grade One courses will be held in June, with a further 12 courses being run over the next year to cover grades one to three of the NZTA guidelines.

These NZQA accredited courses would normally be valued at $420, but for the next 15 months NZTA has subsidised the courses to reduce the cost to $75* per participant. This cost is a BikeNZ/CAN cyclist skills training instructor annual fee to allow instructors to have ongoing professional development, an online database, and an online resource centre.

The Grade One course dates are as follows:

15/16 June - Hastings

18/19 June - New Plymouth

25/26 June - Auckland

Visit to register for any of the above three courses.

More information about the other courses will be released shortly.

*An additional charge of $125+GST will be charged by the unit standards provider Skills Active to register each person.

Sarah van Boheemen l Communications Executive l BikeNZ
Mobile 021 599 103