Getting new Bikeability training photos
1. UPDATE - TABS 2016 Conference
2 REVIEW - 2016 Regional workshops
3. UPDATE - TABS membership 2016.17
4. UPDATE - TABS activities
5. NEWS - new Bikeability videos, Bristol
6. NEWS - Big Pedal 2016, Modeshare report, Bikeability+ pilots report published
7. NEWS - 2 new TABS members
8. ACTION - Sport England consultation
UPDATE - 2016 NATIONAL CONFERENCE - Friday 20th May
This week you will receive a separate e-newsletter, with further details of the national training conference and how to register. LOOK out for this!
TABS co-hosting Cycle City, Active City
UPDATE - TABS Board members
NEWS - Modeshare report
The National STARS School Travel Awards Year 1 Delivery Report is now published, showing some great results - 346 schools have achieved STARS accreditation, and have reduced their car use by an average of 16% between 2013/14 and 2014/15. Average cycling levels for all STARS accredited schools increased from 3.7% to 5.1% between 2013/14 and 2014/15
UPDATE - 2016.17 Membership renewals
The membership rates for 2016.17 (April to April) will remain the same as last year. TABS will be sending all members a renewal invoice within the next week.
TABS delegates (Gloucester) touring Skills Zone area
UPDATE - TABS / members activities TABS has sent a presentation to the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG), requesting a meeting. TABS sent information to Chris Green MP in advance of a debate re cycle funding on 3rd Feb, in response to information about cycle training. Details of this debate, including a transcript and summary highlights here. Robert Goodwill MP addressed the APPCG on 28th Jan - details here To note: Jo Somerset (BikeRight!) raised a question re Bikeability, and will be meeting separately with Ruth Cadbury MP to discuss further. TABS attended an Active Travel Seminar at the DfT in February exploring opportunities for better communication & collaboration amongst the sector. TABS Board members attended an SUD working group co-ordinated by TfL which has now produced national specifications for trainers.
Road Safety Trust grant programme - we'll be keeping an eye on any outcomes
BIkeability+ pilots report - great to see this published now on Bikeability website - do read it - some very interesting, useful findings!
YST website now has information about, and links through to TABS
REVIEW - TABS regional workshops
NEWS - Sustrans Big Pedal 2016 (18 - 29 April)
Get schools to Register for the Big Pedal More information here.
NSI Course Sheffield 7 - 10 Mar 2016 http://www.pedalready.co.uk
NSI, NSIT, NSIP courses, London (March, April, May) - Advance Cycle Training
NSI training courses, North West & Wales - BikeRight!
NSI training courses, Reading, York, Oxford, Epping - CTC
Policy/Strategy & Consultation
DCMS Sports Strategy - Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation has recently been published, with aspirations for cycle training - More information. Sports England is now consulting on it's own strategy and issues that will need to be tackled, for the next 4 weeks - More information/link to consultation
TABS is delighted that CyclingforKids and Pedibal have recently joined - welcome!
NEW Bikeability videos - Bristol Council
CTC is looking for Freelance Instructors to deliver Ride Leader courses across the UK. Closing date: Sunday 14th February, 2016. More information here.
Bikeability Fix session, Greenwich, London
In Jan 2016 Highways England, a government-owned company, launched their cycling strategy including a useful Infographic that lists cycling’s many health, social, economic and congestion-busting benefits.
Cycling World ran an article about Bikeability (Feb 2016)
Bike Hub piece on drivers who cycle are more likely to support infrastructure
Bike Biz piece on infrastructure and training
Thought provoking piece from the USA on cycling promotion
Jonah, Bikeability & his Isla Bike
Some 2016 dates for your diary
11th Feb - ITO meeting, Bristol
27th Feb - 1st Mar Velo City, Taiwan (BikeRight! will be presenting on child cycle training)
3rd March - YST Schools Conference, Coventry (TABS will be displaying materials on DfT stand)
18-29 April - Sustrans Big Pedal 2016
4 May - TABS Board meeting, Birmingham
19/20th May - TABS 2016 national training conference, as part of Cycle City 2016 - Leicester
5th April - Promoting Roads Safety / Conditions for Cyclists conference, London
15/16 Nov - 2016 National Road Safety conference, Bristol
TO NOTE: If you know of any relevant training / workshop / conference sessions please let firstname.lastname@example.org know and we will add to listings.
Do share your views and news on TABS Forum and Twitter: @TABSbikeability If you have anything you would like included in the MARCH 2016 newsletter, or raised at the next TABS / Bikeability Support Meeting contact: Isobel@tabs-uk.org.uk by Wednesday 9th March 2016
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