Smart Rider cyclist training

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Cycle training is immensely rewarding work and can make a real difference in children's lives in terms of their personal safety and encouraging a healthy alternative means of transport. 


We encourage Derbyshire schools to provide Smart Rider cyclist training for their Year 6 children.

The training course is available to all schools across Derbyshire and is free of charge.

The course is flexible, with most courses running over a number of weeks and comprising of six to eight sessions with each training session last an hour.

It includes on-road training and helps to develop observation and control skills as well as teaching the pupils basic cycle maintenance and hazard perception.

The children's skills are assessed continuously throughout the training scheme, rather than during a formal test at the end of the course.

We provide all Smart Rider paperwork, high visibility clothing and signing, as well as carrying out risk assessments of the training site.

Full training and support is given to volunteer instructors and training courses are held at various locations across the county throughout the year.

Further details about the Smart Rider instructor training course and how to register your interest in becoming a volunteer is online or you can contact us on:

Tel: 01629 538060
email: roadsafety@derbyshire.gov.uk