National Training Rollout

The Play on Pedals Partnership programme involves the whole community.  Along with Cycling UK, Play Scotland and Glasgow Bike Station, Cycling Scotland is committed to ensuring the legacy of the community-wide Play on Pedals programme.

As Scotland’s leading provider of cycle training, Cycling Scotland is able to partner with local authorities across Scotland to support nursery staff to develop as Play on Pedals Instructors.  This nursery-based training rollout is made possible thanks to support from Transport Scotland.

Play on Pedals Training provides the learning, skills and resources to promote cycling to early years participants in a fun and interactive way.  Developed with support from the Early Years practitioners from North Lanarkshire Council, Play on Pedals Training is an excellent resource for promoting outdoor education.

Does my area take part?

On behalf of the Play on Pedals Partnership, Cycling Scotland is keen to discuss partnerships with local authority early-years teams across Scotland.

The following local authorities are currently participating in the programme:

  • Aberdeen City
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Dundee City
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Lothian
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Inverclyde
  • Midlothian
  • Moray
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Orkney
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Scottish Borders
  • Shetland
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Stirling
  • West Lothian

What support is available?

Local authorities that are signed up to Play on Pedals Training are able to access funding, training and resources from Cycling Scotland.

The Play on Pedals Partnership programme goes far beyond the nursery setting, and involves the whole community.  Along with Cycling UK, Play Scotland and Glasgow Bike Station, Cycling Scotland is committed to ensuring the legacy of the community wide Play on Pedals programme and is keen to expand this model into other areas.

More information

More information can be found at www.cycling.scot

North Lanarkshire Council produced a short film of their Play on Pedals early years programme. View it here.

If you would like to discuss the Play on Pedals instructor training rollout further please contact Matt Wilberton on 0141 229 5446 or matthewwilberton@cycling.scot