The Association of Bikeability Schemes is a new body, being set up to represent the cycle training industry. There are now over 350 Bikeability schemes registered and more than 6,000 people have trained as instructors. Between them, they are delivering Bikeability training to more than a quarter of a million children each year.
The Association of Bikeability Schemes (TABS) will act as an industry body to give a greater collective voice to Bikeability Schemes.
TABS has been set up by a sub-group of the Instructor Training Organisations as a Community Interest Company and will soon invite applications for membership. All active Bikeability Schemes that hold a current up-to-date registration will be eligible to join. The Department for Transport has been supportive of the initiative.
There will be a launch conference in Birmingham on Thursday 21st June. This will include a chance to elect a board for the Association.