In January 2017, the Department of Tourism, Transport & Sport launched the newly developed CYCLE RIGHT programme – the National Standard for Cycle Training in Ireland. This programme was developed by the Department in association with Cycling Ireland and the Road Safety Authority (RSA).
In Meath, the Cycle Right programme is co-ordinated by Meath local Sports Partnership, sponsored by M3 operator Eurolink, supported by Meath County Council and delivered by the Cycling Safety & Skills School.
The goal of CYCLE RIGHT is to provide an excellent standard of cycle safety and skills training to all participants.
CYCLE RIGHT, offers
- Best-practice in cycle training, derived specifically for our unique environment
- Quality of delivery and an on-going quality assurance system to ensure consistency
- Guaranteed ratio of qualified, registered trainers to work with your groups
- A goal of on-road training as a core part of the programme
- Individualised feedback on defined outcomes for participants
- Resources for schools, teachers and parents/guardians to facilitate follow up and support to training
CYCLE RIGHT, will be delivered over three stages, with participants gaining skills and knowledge on a phased basis to prepare for cycling in increasingly complex road scenarios. As participants move through the stages of training, they take greater responsibility for their own journey;
- At Stage 1 (8-hour duration, ratio of 1 registered trainer to a maximum of 15 participants off-road, and 2 registered trainers to 10 participants on road), trainees undertake trainer-directed bicycle and road skills training mixed with theoretical and Rules of the Road instruction based at classroom and off-road locations. Stage 1 also aims to include on-road training in a local environment appropriate for novice riders.
- Stage 2 & 3 will be further developed and will be suited for children who have completed the first module only.
Expression of Interest:
- If you wish to avail of the CYCLE RIGHT training and wish to continue to use the services of the Cycle Safety School, please register your interest at www.cycleright.ie