Providing that the child has been successful at obtaining the level 1 of the National Standards, They will then progress to the Level 2. The 'On-road' course runs for 1 ½ hours each day over a further 3 days.
The aim of the course is to encourage and develop safe cycling skills as well as a positive attitude towards road use, to increase knowledge and understanding of the road and traffic environment and to give trainees the confidence to use their bikes on local roads.
This training is delivered on local roads. Level 2 training has 15 compulsory outcomes trainees have to pass to complete this course, these are:
- All Level 1 outcomes
- Start an on road journey
- Finish an on road journey
- Be aware of potential hazards
- Understand how and when to signal intentions to other road users
- Understand where to ride on roads being used
- Pass parked or slower moving vehicles
- Pass side roads
- Turn left into a minor road
- Make a U-turn
- Turn left into a major road
- Turn right into a major road
- Turn right from a major to minor road
- Demonstrate decision making and understanding of safe riding strategy
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Highway Code.
The course is designed to develop observation and manoeuvrability skills, introduces the Highway Code for young road users, teaches the importance of cycle maintenance and hazard awareness and provides information and advice on being conspicuous and wearing protective headgear.
In conclusion, it offers the opportunity to heighten a child’s awareness of the dangers that face them while Cycling on the roads. All children receive a certificate if they have 100% attendance and have reached the agreed National Standards level of competency. Please note this course does not entitle children to cycle to school, the ultimate decision still lies with the Parent/Guardian.