Cycling for Schools

Cycling for Schools

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British Cycling's entry-level coach education course for school staff and volunteers, providing knowledge and practical experience to help you deliver cycling techniques and grassroots competition in the playground or on your school field.

Who is it for?

Cycling for Schools is open to all adults (aged 18 and over), who work or volunteer within the schools sector. On completion, participants will have the knowledge and skills to hold fun and engaging sessions, with a portfolio of challenging activities to help students progress.

The course has been specifically designed for the school environment, ideal for any school that wants to deliver cycling activities and competitions under their own insurance.

What will you learn?

Cycling for Schools is initially delivered from an online platform, helping learners to gain an understanding of what to coach and how to coach. This covers the development of cycling techniques, coaching skills, types of cycling, equipment and safety considerations, while also supporting learners in the planning, delivery and evaluation of sessions.

Building on the theory, learners will develop their knowledge through practical applicaton on a development day. This session should help to build confidence ahead of getting activities set up at your school, though further support is available from your regional HSBC UK Go-Ride Team as sessions become established.

The blended approach of online and practical delivery means learners can flexibly build on previous knowledge and experience levels, creating their own learning pathway.

What is required?

Pre-development day

  • Completion of up to 18 hours of online learning and activities over two weeks

Development day

  • Attendance on a one day programme, from 9.00am to 3.00pm
  • Participation as a rider (supplying your own suitable bike, helmet and clothing)
  • Preparation and delivery of a short coaching session

Post-development day

  • Supported delivery of cycling sessions to the students in your school
  • Record delivery in your personal online blog


In addition to the online learning/resources and one day practical workshop, you will receive the following to help guide your delivery:

  • British Cycling Level 1 Coaching Handbook.
  • British Cycling Gears 1 and 2 Coaching Workbook, containing a variety of coaching activities appropriate for delivery in school environments.
  • Six complete session plans, designed by British Cycling's Go-Ride Coaches.

In addition, you will receive on-going support from British Cycling's coaching and education team, your local Regional Development Manager and HSBC UK Go-Ride Coach.

How much does Cycling for Schools cost?

The Coach Education tutors will offer support and guidance throughout the day. You will also be encouraged to contact British Cycling's Coaching and Education Team, your local Regional Development Manager and Go-Ride Coach, who are available to offer support and guidance at any time.

How much does Cycling for Schools cost?

The course cost is £120.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in participating in one of our upcoming Cycling for Schools courses, please complete an online booking form.

Alternatively, please contact Coaching and Education if you would like to be added to the register of interest to be notified of new courses.

Course dates and venues    

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Please contact Coaching and Education if you would like to be added to the register of interest to be notified of new courses.

Contact us

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Tel: 0161 274 2060