Vulnerable Road User Training

Course Duration : 1 day

Course Cost : £50.00 per delegate. Group discount available.

The DVSA are actively promoting the need for vulnerable road user training. Our Cycle Safety Driver CPC course is JAUPT approved to meet this need.

The course is a combination of classroom and on-road training, making it a rewarding experience for both lorry and bus drivers alike.

The course does not aim to change drivers into Lycra-wearing tree-huggers but is designed to make drivers of large vehicles acknowledge why cyclists behave the way they do, thus improving awareness and safety.

Following a classroom session discussing the eternal war between motorists and cyclist, the experienced trainers will explain current thinking within cycle training, including the Government’s own Bikeability (the successor to Cycling Proficiency).

Trainees are then given the chance to test their riding skills within controlled conditions, including a game or two to make the experience more fun.

Those safe enough to go out on the road are then taken on a route covering the city centre of Birmingham, returning via the canal towpaths.

At regular points along the ride guided discussions focus on the needs of cyclists and the potential dangers. The total ride is 5 miles but no single section is greater than half a mile before a discussion/rest point.

The training is not restricted to riders only, those who cannot ride (or seen to be not proficient enough) are taken to the discussion points by minibus to enable them to join in and gain the knowledge and awareness.

Trainees are welcome to bring their own bike, however we have a limited number of cycles for those who do not have a suitable ride. The course is limited to a maximum of 12 candidates. The cost is £50 per person including data upload. If you would like to book a private session, a group rate is available.

Courses start at 8:30am and finish around 4:30pm. Lunch is not provided but refreshments are available throughout the day.