Valley Road Community Primary School

Success for All

Corporation Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR2 8PL

0191 553 7750

0191 553 7748

Autumn 2017



Every  year, Year  6 pupils are given the opportunity to complete  level 1 and level 2 Bike ability. training  The children  really enjoy taking part in this event, as well as learning how to keep safe whilst riding their bicycles. 



Once the children have completed Level 1 pupils  receive  a red badge, and  they will be able to

  • Fit their helmet correctly.
  • Check their bike is ready to ride.
  • Get on and off their bike safely.
  • Ride a bike and make it go where they want it to.
  • Avoid objects through good bike control.
  • Use gears effectively.
  • Control the bike with one hand.
  • Observe all around them whilst cycling.
  • Stop safely and quickly if they need to

Level 2 -  pupils recieve an orange badge and learn how to cycle confidently on-road, amongst real traffic. pupils learn how to:

  • Start and finish an on-road journey.
  • Pass parked cars or slower moving vehicles and side roads.
  • Make a u-turn.
  • Identify and react to potential hazards.
  • Communicate your intentions with other road users and pedestrians as appropriate.
  • Use road positioning effectively.
  • Use junctions, including turning left and right in and out of minor roads.
  • Use the Highway Code and make decisions on safe riding strategy