What Should I Expect to do on an Instructor Training Course?


The 3-day practical element of the course is held at the Bikeworks East Training Centre, in Lee Valley VeloPark, Stratford, E20 3AB or Bikeworks West Training Centre, Notting Hill W10 6NQ.

The Training Centres have a Kitchenette with a Microwave, and there are nearby cafes for lunch.

Technical Days

Participants learn the practical elements over the 3-day course.

This includes:

  • understanding how to teach
  • how to manage risk
  • planning lessons and assessments.


The role of an instructor will be modelled to participants before they plan and deliver cycle training. Participants will learn how to deliver Bikeability Level 1, in the beautiful motor-traffic free environment close to the VeloPark in

the Olympic Park  or in the Notting Hill area.

Participants will have the opportunity to ride and teach people using various types of cycle while they learn how to deliver inclusive training.

They will be expected to self-reflect on their own delivery, receive guidance, feedback and summative action points from the tutor and their peers, and deliver feedback to their fellow peers.

Roleplay and Feedback

Participants will have the opportunity to deliver cycle training to fellow participants on the course as a role-play.

Planning Sessions

Participants will plan and deliver training and assessments on the roads around the VeloPark or Notting Hill. Training is progressive which means that riders learn in progressively more challenging environments.

Participants learn how to use these environments to ensure that riders develop skills and gain confidence as they learn.

Participants also learn how to move riders between locations as a group. A technique called ‘snaking’. This enables a group of riders to be agile, moving easily between training locations. Course participants will experience a variety of locations around the Olympic Park in East London or in Notting Hill. You will have online tasks to complete in your e-portfolio after the course

Final Assessment

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to deliver cycle training provisionally.

After gaining some experience, one of our tutors will attend a session to assess whether the new instructor is delivering training to the cycling National Standard.