1st Dinas Powys

Cyclist

Complete the first two requirements and all the requirements of one of the options.
Six MonthsUse a bicycle that is properly equipped. Keep it in good working order for at least six months.
MaintenanceShow that you can carry out essential maintenance and repairs, including.
  • Checking and adjusting the brakes.
  • Checking and adjusting the gear change.
  • Adjusting the seat and handlebars to a correct height.
  • Removing a wheel and locating and repairing a puncture.
  • Checking and adjusting your helmet.
  • Maintaining a set of lights.
Option 1: Road Cycling
WeatherExplain what extra precautions you should take when cycling in the dark or in wet weather. Show you understand why motor vehicles take longer to stop in the wet.
First AidLearn the basics of first aid and what to do if an accident happens.
Map ReadingDevelop a working knowledge of map reading. Orientate a map using a compass or landmarks. Estimate distances and times taken to travel.
40k RidePlan and carry out an all-day cycle ride of at least 40 kilometres (25 miles).
ControlComplete one of these.
  • Show you can control a cycle along a slalom course.
  • Show you understand the Highway Code, including road signs and helmet use.
Option 2: Off-Road Cycling
Code of ConductShow you understand the Mountain Bike Code of Conduct.
TerrainShow you can control your cycle over different types of terrain.
EnvironmentShow you're aware of the damage that may be caused to the environment through careless cycling across the countryside.
First AidLearn the basics of first aid, including the treatment of hypothermia and find out what to do in the case of an accident.
Map ReadingGain a working knowledge of map reading. Orientate a map using a compass or landmarks. Estimate distances and times taken to travel.
30k RidePlan and carry out an all-day ride of at least 30 kilometres (20 miles).
Option 3: External Qualification
QualificationGain the Gold Trix Award from the British Schools Cycling Association or level 3 of the Go-MTB Award from Cycling Scotland, Sustrans, CTC or Scottish Cycling MBLA.
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