|Complete the first two requirements and all the requirements of one of the options.|
|Six Months||Use a bicycle that is properly equipped. Keep it in good working order for at least six months.|
|Maintenance||Show 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|
|Weather||Explain 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 Aid||Learn the basics of first aid and what to do if an accident happens.|
|Map Reading||Develop a working knowledge of map reading. Orientate a map using a compass or landmarks. Estimate distances and times taken to travel.|
|40k Ride||Plan and carry out an all-day cycle ride of at least 40 kilometres (25 miles).|
|Control||Complete 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 Conduct||Show you understand the Mountain Bike Code of Conduct.|
|Terrain||Show you can control your cycle over different types of terrain.|
|Environment||Show you're aware of the damage that may be caused to the environment through careless cycling across the countryside.|
|First Aid||Learn the basics of first aid, including the treatment of hypothermia and find out what to do in the case of an accident.|
|Map Reading||Gain a working knowledge of map reading. Orientate a map using a compass or landmarks. Estimate distances and times taken to travel.|
|30k Ride||Plan and carry out an all-day ride of at least 30 kilometres (20 miles).|
|Option 3: External Qualification|
|Qualification||Gain 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.|