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CYCLE RIGHT Stage One Delivery

  • At an off-road location trainees take:
    • Theory and Rules of the Road training.
    • Core bicycle-handling and road-skills training.
      • Starting, stopping, balancing, pedalling and cornering.
      • Turning left and right, including shoulder-checking and signalling.
      • Cycling with other cyclists.
      • Cycling in a simulated road environment.
  • On-road training:
    • Trainees take part in trainer-led cycles, guided and directed on correct positioning and decision-making on the road.
      • Recognising potential hazards on the road.
      • Where to be on the road, when to look and signal.
      • Road signs, road markings, bike infrastructure – how to use them.
      • Surfaces and weather.
      • Parked cars.
      • Junctions and how to approach them.
      • Simple roundabouts and how to approach them.

CYCLE RIGHT Stage Two Delivery

  • At Stage Two after completing the Cycle Right Online course, trainees take an active role with regard to decision-making on the journey in a trainer-facilitated format.
    • Journeys in a more complex environment.
      • Higher traffic volumes.
      • Ranges of speeds.
      • Road positioning to best protect cyclists.
      • More complex (two-lane) roundabouts and how to approach them.
      • Traffic-light controlled junctions.
      • Changing position within a group of cyclists.
      • Hazards – what to expect and how to handle them.

CYCLE RIGHT Stage Three Delivery

  • At Stage Three after completing the Cycle Right Online course, 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 environment with the trainer in an accompanying role.
    • Planning a journey and what to consider:
      • Maps, GPS
      • Local knowledge
      • The best route to cycle
    • Journeys in challenging environments:
      • High traffic volumes.
      • Moving through stopped and slow moving traffic.
      • Complex junctions including complex, multi-laned roundabouts.
      • Defensive positioning for cyclists.
      • Cycling in a group in a complex traffic environment.
      • Large vehicles and how to cycle near them.
      • Anticipating hazards and other problems on the road and taking appropriate action.

Cycle Right Trainer Training

CYCLE RIGHT Trainer courses are run by Cycling Ireland, the national governing body for cycling, the trainer registration body for the programme and the managing organisation for the CYCLE RIGHT programme nationwide.

Courses are currently scheduled for:

Course Venue Course Dates Status
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To indicate your interest in participating in any course please submit an inquiry through the CONTACT US page.

Course Outline

The CYCLE RIGHT Trainer's course covers the following areas:
  • Course Planning and Scheduling
  • Preparation of session plans
  • Delivery of:
    • Theory and Rules of the Road sessions
      • pre-cycle checks
      • signs, markings, road and bicycle infrastructure.
      • sharing the road with other vehicles and pedestrians.
    • Yard-based skills and road manoeuvre training
    • Cycling in groups
    • On-road training with novice, improver and advanced cycling groups
  • Communication and Training Skills
  • Health and Safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • Route Planning
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Course marketing and promotion
  • Course administration


The CYCLE RIGHT Trainer's course takes place in a blended format, with online sessions and offline task work followed by two days practical training delivery for participants. Trainee trainer’s will be assessed continuously and will have regular feedback from the course tutors.

Course training will be delivered on a peer-to-peer basis, with post-course assessment in the field with age-appropriate participants.

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Contact your school direct to find out if sessions are scheduled for this year.
If not, search for Cycle Right providers in your area.

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