Cycle training for all

CYCLE RIGHT is the National Standard for Cycle Training and provides practical cycle safety and skills training to promote competent and confident cyclists. CYCLE RIGHT is an inclusive programme.

CYCLE RIGHT is produced and supported by the Department of Transport, the Road Safety Authority and Cycling Ireland, with input from central and local agencies and other groups.
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What are the benefits of cycling

  • Cycling is a great form of exercise.
  • Cycling is also a very cheap form of transport and it is the ideal way to get around, particularly for journeys of 5-7km.
  • Cycling is great way to combat the traffic congestion which is a growing issue in our daily lives.
  • Cycling benefits the environment hugely, eliminating emissions and creating a very positive carbon footprint.
  • Cycling is fun and can be enjoyed by all the family – together.
  • Cycling is proven to be really good for physical and mental health.

What are the benefits of cycle right training

For the first time, with CYCLE RIGHT, there is a defined standard of training in Ireland which means that
  • CYCLE RIGHT will offer those taking part the skills to cycle confidently on the road network, from novice to competent cyclists.
  • CYCLE RIGHT is delivered over three stages with participants gaining skills and knowledge on a phased basis, preparing them to cycle in increasingly complex road scenarios.
  • All CYCLE RIGHT training is delivered by registered trainers
  • Training will be delivered to the CYCLE RIGHT programme with defined outcomes and according to trainee/trainer ratios which benefit learning.
  • Ongoing quality assurance and annual trainer registration will be part of the CYCLE RIGHT process to ensure consistent quality in programme delivery.
At Stage One, which is the introductory level for novice cyclists, training focusses on core outcomes and on an introduction to cycling on quiet roads.

At an indoor location trainees take
  • Theoretical and Rules of the Road instruction.
At an off-road location trainees take
  • Core bicycle and road skills training.
On-road training
  • Trainees take part in trainer-led cycles, guided and directed on correct positioning and decision-making on the road for cyclists new to the road environment.
    At Stage Two, which takes place on the road, trainees have the experience gained at Stage One of CYCLE RIGHT and are expected to be able to achieve those outcomes, with a view to building further skills.

    Trainees take an active role with regard to decision-making on a trainer-facilitated journey in the road environment.
  • Journeys in a more complex environment with higher traffic volumes.

    At Stage Three, trainees should show all the outcomes for Stages One and Two, as well as the competence in cycling needed of a cyclist who regularly uses busy roads.

    Trainees take the lead role on the journey, planning the route and making active decisions with regard to positioning and interaction with traffic, in a complex, highly-trafficked environment with the trainer in an accompanying role.

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