Do I really really want to be a Bikeability Instructor?

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Re: Do I really really want to be a Bikeability Instructor?

Postby Si » 26 Apr 2014, 2:42pm

Strangely enough, around here the Council pay better than the independent.

The independent supplies T shirt, name badge and HiViz (and you can also get some bike bits at trade price through them). You can also borrow a bike and lid from them when doing a session.

The Council is _meant_ to supply the kids' hivizes, a pannier cover and a hiviz for lead instructors.

Both offer free CPD, the independent actually doing it for the Council.

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Re: Do I really really want to be a Bikeability Instructor?

Postby greyingbeard » 5 May 2015, 10:46pm

Best bits - the kids - rapidly aquiring skill, confidence, ability, and their sense of sheer fun. I did it for them and loved it.

Worst bits - some of the adults - some soppy teachers, occasional rude parent, dangerous drivers, some abusive motorists (in front of kids), and politically correct mumbo jumbo from the council jobsworth.

Ideal person - competent frequent cyclist who likes being out with lots of kids.