Cycle training organisation BikeRight! has retained its Bikeability and adult cycle training contract in Warrington following a competitive tender process.
The training specialist will deliver Level 1, 2 and 3 Bikeability, Bikeability Plus and National Standards adult cycle training throughout the borough.
Bikeability is delivered in all primary schools in Warrington, courtesy of grant funding from the local council via the Department for Transport, ensuring that around 3,000 pupils receive the cycling skills and safety training each year. The contract has been awarded until 2019 and BikeRight! will be making the more advanced Level 3 courses available to the Borough’s secondary schools.
BikeRight! MD Liz Clarke said: “Fantastic news for us to continue our work in Warrington, working alongside the borough council, local schools, communities and business. We’ve enjoyed great success in the area over the years and will build on this during the term of this new contract.”
Bikeability Plus is a new concept, launched last year by the Department for Transport and includes sessions for younger children, teaching them how to ride, as well as courses for parents and guardians.
BikeRight! already have a team of instructors from the Warrington area, and expect to recruit additional support to service this larger commitment from the borough council.
David Boyer, Assistant Director for Transport and Environment at Warrington Borough Council commented: “After a rigorous procurement exercise we are delighted that we are able to continue our association with BikeRight! Having delivered training in our schools for the past 8 years their instructors are well known and respected by staff and pupils alike, and we look forward to training another generation of young cyclists.”