Cycle Right Stage One is an 8 hour course. It is both practical and theoretical, focused on what will keep cyclists safe on the road. Bicycle control skill are practiced in an off road location. In the last two sessions, the trainee cyclists are taken on guided road journeys to experience and practise these skills. Two theory sessions give rule of the road instruction and point out hazards for cyclists and how to keep safe.

This inclusive course is designed for all ranges of ability also incorporating complete beginners to proficient cyclists. Bikes and helmets will be provided although trainees may bring their own.

Subsidised Stage One Cycle Right training is available for National Schools for 4th class to 6th class. Working seamlessly into the school day allows for total class participation and ensures that pupils who have not previously cycled, or who have special needs, take full and active part in classes. Training content comes under the PE and SPHE strands of the primary curriculum and also promotes the goals of the An Taisce Green Schools programme, supporting the 4th Green Transport Flag and the Get Active Flag.

Course Content :

  • Theory 1: What keeps you safe when cycling including awareness of surroundings and speed control
  • Theory 2: Rules of the road; rights of way, signs, road marking, infrastructure, overtaking, junctions & roundabouts, blind zones for large vehicles.
  • 4 Checks before cycling: clothes, helmet, bike & conditions.
  • Pedaling, Braking, Balance and Cornering
  • Awareness of surrounding: Looking all around and listening
  • Positioning and group cycling / sharing the road
  • Junctions: T junction, Left and Right major to minor
  • Road simulation in yard including junctions
  • Games / skills practice
  • On Road trainer lead guided cycles, giving experience of all techniques practiced in the yard and covered in the theory sessions.

Subsidied funding is available for National Schools for 4th to 6th class and with this subsidy the course is available for €10 per child. Funding is available through the Local Sports Partnerships and Cycle Right.

Cork Sports Partnership and Kerry Sports Partnership provides a subsidy from their local council and the HSE.

Cycle Right provides approval for the course and a subsidy from The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and the RSA. Cycle Sense will organise approval and funding from Cycle Right for each school.

To make a booking contact:

Cycle Sense: email cyclesense@gmail.com or phone 087 924 2222

James Kirby
Sports Development Officer
Cork Local Sports Partnership Ltd
C/O Motor Tax Office
Model Business Park
Model Farm Road
Cork
Tel: 021-4347096 | Mob: 086 026 2288 / Email: info@corksports.ie or  jkirby@corksports.ie
web: www.corksports.ie | Twitter @CLSP1

Training content comes under the PE and SPHE strands of the primary curriculum and also promotes the goals of the An Taisce Green Schools programme, supporting the 4th Green Transport Flag and the Get Active Flag.