Cycle Training


The University, in association with Sustrans, the National Cycling Charity, is offering staff and students the opportunity to avail of cycle training at no cost.

The free cycle training is available from Wednesday 10 February until Sunday 6 March 2016.   

What are the National Standards for Cycle Training?

The National Standards are taught over three levels to promote confidence on a bike, enjoyment of cycling, road awareness and interaction with traffic.

Level 1 - conducted in a controlled environment away from roads and traffic. Basic cycle control skills including starting and pedalling, stopping, manoeuvring, signalling and using gears
Level 2 - on-road training for those who have completed Level 1 and are ready to progress; it gives real cycling experience and makes you feel safer and capable of dealing with traffic on your journeys
Level 3 - dealing with hazards, making 'on-the-move' risk assessments and planning routes for safer cycling. You learn to cope with all types of road conditions and more complex situations.

How do I book my place on the course?

It’s easy to sign up. Simply click here and choose your prefered date and time 

Staff and students are reminded that the training is taught outdoors and to wear appropriate clothing.


All staff and students who successfully complete their cycle training will be entered into a draw for Chain Reaction Cycle vouchers to the value of £50.