Children enjoying a Balanceability session!
1. UPDATE - Spending Review outcomes
2. DATE - 2016 annual training conference
3. UPDATE - 2016 regional workshops
4. NEWS - New TABS Board
5. ACTION - Join the TABS forum
6. REVIEW - TfL/TABS workshop - 30th Nov
UPDATE - Spending Review outcomes
The announcement that Bikeability training will receive £50million over the next 4 years is welcome news, helping to give the industry confidence and some ability to forward plan. It means that Bikeability has received consistent funding for 15 years now giving it greater credibility.
The DfT is developing a strategic delivery plan for the next 4 years looking, inter alia, at how to raise the profile of Bikeability. It will be consulting with TABS on the content. The DfT is also exploring opportunities to provide ongoing funding for Bikeability+ - this would be in addition to core funding for Bikeability training.
UPDATE: 2016 regional workshops
There are still a few places left.
- Wokingham (18th Jan) - up to10 places
- Gloucester (20th Jan) - up to 8 places
- London (26th Jan) - 1-2 places
- Liverpool (27th Jan) - up to 4 places
The new TABS Board
Thank you to everyone who took part in the elections, either nominating, voting or standing for election. The new Board consists of, in no particular order: David Dansky (CTUK), Nick Truran (Hertfordshire County Council), Julie Fox (Cycle Experience), Nick Chamberlin (British Cycling), Liz Clarke (BikeRight!), David Shannon (London Borough of Islington), Greg Woodford (Avanti Cycling).
The new and old TABS Board met on 9th December for a briefing/handover. The new Board will be appointing a Chair, and special advisors in the New Year. The first new Board meeting (3rd February) will be discussing a strategic plan for 2016/17, which we will be consulting with members on in due course.
Round-up - TfL / TABS workshop
On 30th November TfL and TABS co-hosted a training workshop for London boroughs and schemes. It was well attended and the feedback was very positive. Particularly popular was a discussion between David Dansky (CTUK/TABS) and Brian Deegan (TfL) about new cycling infrastructure design and how to relate to it when delivering cycle training.
Y6 Bolton St Catherines 1st BIkeability session underway...