Cycle Aware Training for Learner Drivers

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A free 3.5 hour course catering for learner drivers, inspired by and based on Cycling Scotland’s successful Practical Cycle Awareness Training for HGV and LGV drivers.

Designed to help learner drivers be safer on our roads, the training is the perfect opportunity to step into the shoes of more vulnerable road users – including those on bikes, on foot and those with disabilities – and provide participants with a greater understanding of their needs.

Through partnership with Heriot-Watt university, post-course evaluation will identify positive changes in attitudes towards people cycling and hazard perception, including any impact on candidates’ pass rate at the practical test.

“This is a fantastic initiative by Cycling Scotland, I would encourage all learner or new drivers to take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain an insight into this aspect of road risk.” Gareth Marchant, Driving Instructor

Learner drivers will spend time in the classroom where they will learn about best practices to adopt around vulnerable road users. They will then spend time on the bike and step in the shoes of a someone cycling with the guidance of an expert instructor.

“I am very satisfied with the course and I would really suggest it to anyone taking driving lessons. I also believe that this course should be mandatory for all learner driver in the UK as it promotes an appropriate and friendly attitude towards cyclists” Michael, previous participant

For more information, please contact our Cycle Training Project Officer at valentinjeanjean@cycling.scot.

Register here.

Anyone interested in taking the training out with the Glasgow area should contact Valentin.

Cycling Scotland has received funding from Transport Scotland’ Road Safety Fund to develop and deliver the training and developed a partnership with Glasgow City Council and can now deliver the training free of charge to learner drivers.