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Learning to Enthuse More People to Cycle

It may have been one of the coldest weeks of 2018 but that didn’t stop the latest group of enthusiastic cycle instructor trainees coming together in Cambridge for the 4-day National Standard Instructor (NSI) course.

Once again Outspoken Training have been busy guiding course participants through the mixture of theory and practical sessions designed to equip new instructors with the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver positive and progressive cycle training sessions.

Key learning from the course includes:

  • Understanding of National Standard Level 1,2 &3 outcome-based programme
  • The Bikeability brand, materials and quality assurance structure
  • Assessing trainees, to develop ability & confidence through positive feedback
  • Using a variety of different teaching methods to maximise learning
  • Risk assessing to create challenging sessions & realistic learning environments


Layered up with hats, snoods and thermals the team braved the cold to explore their way around some of the busiest streets in Cambridge, demonstrating their cycling ability and keenness to deliver training to each other.

The group managed well with all the challenges set by the National Standard Instructor Trainers Nick Bradford and Stuart Meadows, who said -

“The group really bonded, and it was clear they were willing to support each other throughout the course. It’s fantastic to see people from different backgrounds all striving for the same goal, and the feeling of success they shared at the end of the course”

The feedback from the newly qualified NSIP’s was great and reflected their enjoyment of the course;

  • “I thought the course was brilliant, a great balance between theory and practice, fun and stretch. I’m now qualified but a better rider too! Chapeau Outspoken Trainers!”
  • “I have done many types of courses and this was the best one ever from the point of view of delivery, content, information and fun! Thank you”
  • “An excellent 4-day course. It covered a great deal and the sessions were stimulating and interactive. Good mix of theory and practical”


We wish them all the success in their new role as cycling instructors enthusing more people to get cycling more often.

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