Course Details

Bikeability in Reading

Trainees listening to their instructor
Trainees listening to their instructor
The Reading Bikeability course for schools is designed specifically to suit the Reading road environment. It is aimed at all year 5, 6 and 7 school pupils.


2 school days
Quieter roads
Must be able to ride a bike
1 instructor to 6 trainees
Continuous observation

Key content

Reading Bikeability is a fun and safe way of learning to cycle on Reading's roads.


Level 1 & 2 course: this is two whole days long it begins in the playground and moves out on to quiet roads.

Children learn:

  • Cycling skills
  • How to interact with traffic
  • How cycling can be incorporated into everyday life.

Level 3 course (follow-up): For Y6 and 7 pupils who have passed level 2. This is one school day long and trains children to ride on busier roads and through-routes. It is ideal for trainees who wish to commute by bike.

Holiday courses

CTC runs Bikeability courses in the school holidays. Information & booking


Instructors are professionally trained and CRB checked, and they are all experienced in delivering high quality and safe tuition - and it's fun too! Participants will learn a lot and understand how cycling can be incorporated into their lives.

For further information please contact

Parents & Schools

CTC can deliver Bikeability to all schools in the Reading Borough Council area. We want to engage as many children as possible. Please contact

CTC is looking for new National Standard instructors in Reading. If you are qualified or interested in training to become an instructor, please contact us.



Please contact the Courses & Training Helpline to find out if this course is available for booking: 01483 238 337

Course outcomes

You'll be able to ride confidently and safely on the roads in Reading.

What you need

Bike and helmet - if you have not got one or the other, please speak to your course organiser or instructor in advance, if at all possible.


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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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