Practical Cycle Awareness Training


A one-day course, devised and delivered by Cycling Scotland, which raises awareness among fleet drivers of people cycling by asking them to get on their bikes to gain a greater understanding of how people cycling, and other vulnerable road users, behave on the road.

Practical Cycle Awareness Training (PCAT), with funding from Transport Scotland, will allow drivers of large vehicles to step into the shoes of more vulnerable road users, including those on bikes, on foot and those with disabilities to provide them with a greater understanding of their needs.

Participants will spend time in the classroom, followed by a practical cycle training session to familiarise themselves with travelling by bicycle, foot, motorcycle and scooter. By learning basic on-road cycling skills, carrying out bicycle safety checks and negotiating road junctions and traffic, fleet drivers gained a better appreciation of the safety considerations from various road users’ perspectives.

The practical element is based on Cycling Scotland’s Essential Cycling Skills programme.

Cycling Scotland is keen to hear from anyone who drives or manages large vehicles.

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