Want to become an instructor?
Bikeability Scotland instructors play a hugely important role in getting kids into cycling, thereby encouraging them to choose a healthy, environmentally-friendly, and fun mode of transport. You don't need to be an expert cyclist to become an instructor - anyone with experience and confidence riding a bicycle can train to be an instructor.
There are two qualifications you can get to deliver Bikeability Scotland - the one-day Cycle Training Assistant course for delivering levels 1 and 2, and the four-day Cycle Trainer course for delivering all three levels. You can find out more about the qualifications here.
How to become a Bikeability Scotland instructor
- If you're a volunteer (e.g. a parent of one of the pupils), please visit this page to find out the procedure in your local authority area.
- If you're a member of school/local authority staff, please contact your local authority co-ordinator and ask to attend a course.
- If you'd like to teach Bikeability Scotland at an independent school (either as a member of staff or a volunteer) or in a community/non-school setting, please contact Cycling Scotland directly.
Anyone delivering Bikeability Scotland in schools, either on a voluntary basis or as part of their school/local authority job, will be able to train as an instructor free of charge.
Click here for some example level 1 Bikeability Scotland activities, to give you an idea of the types of sessions you would lead as a Bikeability Scotland instructor.