There’s a change taking place on the roads of Britain. Many more people are cycling and as a result drivers need to become more and more aware of how to act around this new wave of vulnerable road users.
Increased travel costs and a desire to become more healthy are fueling a revolution on the roads. This situation presents new challenges to professional and non-professional drivers alike. In light of this, BikeRight! has developed a programme of cyclist focussed driver training courses designed to equip all drivers with the skills needed to deal with today’s multi-use roads. These courses provide a unique insight into the behaviour of vulnerable road users and compliment our portfolio of cyclist training courses that we have successfully run for over 10 years.
Our Safe Urban Driving course is designed for professional LGV and PCV drivers and is delivered by trainers approved to provide periodic training. The course is Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) approved and covers the requirements for managing Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) and the Construction Logistics and Cyclists Safety (CLOCS) scheme.
BikeRight! is a Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) approved training centre - AC01580. The course can contribute towards necessary training for drivers who are required to undertake DriverCPC, and is FORS approved. Click here for more details >
A shorter half-day courses based upon Safe Urban Driving but focused more at people who drive as part of their work, such as delivery drivers, taxi drivers, drivers of smaller lorries, mini-buses, and emergency services vehicles.
The 2WheelsAware course is designed to equip drivers with the skills to deal with today’s roads and make them better able to safely share those spaces with vulnerable road users. Click here for more details >
We offer two types of Train the Trainer course:
For existing driver trainers - we offer an intensive five-day course that is aimed at existing driver trainers who want to be able to deliver Safe Urban Driving courses. The course includes a four-day National Standards Instructor Training course followed by a one-day practical cycling CPD course. Click here for more details >
For cycling instructors - we have a one day CPD course for National Standards Cycling Instructors that's designed to equip tarinees with the skills to deliver the practical -only cycling element of the Safe Urban Driving course. Click here for more details >
The table below illustrates the qualifications and experience required to deliver the various elements of the Safe Urban Driving course. All of our trainers are NSIQ cycling instructors, have completed the one-day driver training CPD course, have a HGV class 1 licence with two years HGV driving experience and hold current training or teaching qualifications.
|To deliver:||National Standards four-day NSIQ course||Driver Training CPD one-day course||HGV Class 1 licence||Min two years HGV driving experience||Training or teaching qualification |
(eg: City & Guilds)
|Safe Urban Driving full course||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Safe Urban Driving Theory only element||Optional||Optional||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Safe Urban Driving Practical only element||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
For small groups of drivers to full training programmes for large organisations we can help.
Call us today on 0161 230 7007 to discuss your requirements, we can and do run courses in locations around the UK.
We are currently taking bookings for the Safe Urban Driving courses and 2WheelsAware/SUD LITE funded by Transport for Greater Manchester and Merseyside Road Safety Partnership - terms apply.