The cycle skills training programme aims to help ensure New Zealanders are confident and capable cyclists. A nation of confident and capable cyclist will:
- ride their cycles safely.
- help contribute to a well-functioning transport system which adapts to the way people live, work and play.
- lead to more people cycling for transport and recreation.
- promote health and activity.
- make cyclist safer drivers.
Grade 1 core skills (beginner)
3-5 training hours in total
- Bike check
- Helmet check
- Legal requirements and safety equipment for bikes
- Getting on and off the bike
- Start and pedal without help
- Stop quickly with control
- Steer the bike and manoeuvre safely to avoid objects
- Look behind
- Hand signals – stop, right and left (3 seconds with control)
- Understanding gears (extra)
Grade 2 Core skills (Intermediate)
7-8 Training Hours in Total
- Passed grade 1 core skills
- Road signs and Road rules
- Start from side of road (kerb)
- Stop on side of road (kerb)
- Ride along the road
- Pass parked or slower moving vehicles
- Turn left at a controlled and uncontrolled intersection
- Turn right at a controlled and uncontrolled intersection
- Travel straight through a controlled and uncontrolled intersection