A group session that is FREE for people in the MOVE MORE EAT WELL area – residents of wards in Longbridge, Cofton, Northfield, Rubery North and Rubery South. If you live outside these areas there will be a small fee of £3 for the class, with priority given to those in these areas. Click here to see a map of the Move More Eat Well area. If you are in the Move More Eat Well qualifying area then please enter the Coupon Code MMEW when you get to the checkout, and there will be no charge.
We are excited to be offering bikeability courses. Our aim is to give people the confiendence, practical skills and understanding of how to cycle on the road. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.
There are three BikeAbility levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.
This is a Level 2 bikeAbility class
Level 2 takes place on local streets, giving trainees a real cycling experience. Trainees learn how to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school or the local shops. This class will be a in small group of up to 5 trainees per instructor. At Level 2 you can:
prepare for on-road cycling
start and finish an on-road journey
recognise typical hazards
let others know what you are about to do
know where to ride on the road
pass parked vehicles and side roads
The course is running from 1-4pm, people learn differently and some take longer than others however generally the class takes roughly 2 hours to complete.
We have bikes, helmets, bike lights, and high-visibility vests for you to borrow, if needed.
The BikeAbility class starts at 5pm prompt at Northfield Ecocentre, please arrive early, by 4.30pm if you want to borrow a bike as they are subject to availability.
Can I borrow a bike?
We have a limited number of bikes and trailers for hire. You will be able to reserve a bike when you book. Bikes can be collected on the day. If you have your own bike you are welcome to bring it.
We have helmets to borrow for these events, subject to availability. If you do not have a helmet and you would like to borrow one for the ride you are attending, you can indicate this when you book. If you have your own helmet, you are welcome to bring it.
Is there a cost for attending?
No, this is a free course funded by the move more eat well programe forresidents of wards in Longbridge, Cofton, Northfield, Rubery North and Rubery South.
If you live outside these areas there will be a small fee for the class, please get in touch for more details.
You are welcome to make a donation to help with running the courses at Northfield Ecocentre online or in cash on the day.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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