The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service Road Safety Team is committed to improving safety for cyclists and delivers the National Standard of cycling training which is based upon the standard at which Bikeability is based, to visit the Bikeability website click here. This cycle training is dubbed the Cycling Proficiency Test for the 21st century.
The Road Safety Team are now registered providers of Bikeability Training and have been successful in securing funding to deliver cycle training to year 6+ pupils throughout the Islands schools. This funding is for the period 2012-2015.
The training is free and delivered by fully qualified instructors. It is a 10 hour "on-road" course delivered over 4-5 days. The training can be offered during the school day, after school or during holidays. The sessions can be daily (i.e. Monday - Friday) or weekly (i.e. every Monday for 5 weeks).
In addition to the cycle training, the Road Safety Team carries out publicity and awareness campaigns to promote safe cycling, the benefits and importance of wearing a helmet, high visibility clothing and the need to use bike lights.
For more detailed advice for cyclists from the Government’s Think! Road Safety website
Additional Web Links
Royal Society for the Prevention of AccidentsRoSPA's Road Safety Department raises awareness about the causes of road accidents and promotes measures to help prevent them or reduce their severity. We provide information, education, training and publicity resources and services for road users and road safety professionals.
Driving Standards Agency
The Driving Standards Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport (DfT) and is part of the Driver, Vehicle and Operator (DVO) group.
Department for Transport - Child Road Safety
Guidance, resources and activities for use by individuals and organisations responsible for educating children about road safety.
Directgov - Road Safety Advice for Parents
These web pages contain simple information and tips on how to ensure your child stays safe on the pavement and when crossing the road.
The Website of British Cycling
The internationally recognised governing body of cycling in the UK. It administers the sport in the following disciplines: BMX, Cycle Speedway, Cyclo-Cross, Mountain Bike, Road and Track.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
RoSPA's Road Safety Department raises awareness about the causes of road accidents and promotes measures to help prevent them or reduce their severity. We provide information, education, training and publicity resources and services for road users and road safety professionals
CTC - The UK's National Cyclists' Organisation
The UK and Ireland’s largest and longest established national cycling membership organisation. CTC is committed to a vibrant and broad base that encompasses all sectors including offroad and adventurous cycling, sport and leisure.
The national website for the new 'cycling proficiency' standard for England
THINK! road safety website
News of our latest campaigns and road safety advice to keep everyone safer on the UK's roads
A guide to safe cycling for cyclists and motorists