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Old May 6th 05, 07:53 PM
geepeetee
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Hi

Couple of weeks ago there was mention of council run cycling training
courses to instruct in riding skills and basic maintenance.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get more info on these (our
local council is East Riding of Yorkshire).

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Old May 6th 05, 09:07 PM
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geepeetee wrote:

Hi

Couple of weeks ago there was mention of council run cycling training
courses to instruct in riding skills and basic maintenance.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get more info on these (our
local council is East Riding of Yorkshire).


if you want to train as an instructor then your best option is to take a
course leading you to a nationally approved qualification, rather than
one of the lesser 'courses' run by many local authorities.
The latter are often severely lacking [1] in many aspects.
[1] I'm being kind ;-)

See
http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3646

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Old May 6th 05, 09:32 PM
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"JohnB" wrote in message
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geepeetee wrote:

Hi

Couple of weeks ago there was mention of council run cycling training
courses to instruct in riding skills and basic maintenance.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get more info on these (our
local council is East Riding of Yorkshire).


if you want to train as an instructor then your best option is to take a
course leading you to a nationally approved qualification, rather than
one of the lesser 'courses' run by many local authorities.


Approved by who?


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Old May 6th 05, 10:09 PM
JohnB
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dennis smythe wrote:

"JohnB" wrote in message
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geepeetee wrote:

Hi

Couple of weeks ago there was mention of council run cycling training
courses to instruct in riding skills and basic maintenance.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get more info on these (our
local council is East Riding of Yorkshire).


if you want to train as an instructor then your best option is to take a
course leading you to a nationally approved qualification, rather than
one of the lesser 'courses' run by many local authorities.


Approved by who?


The new National Standard for Cycle Training - the replacement for the
old cycling proficiency - has been developed and endorsed by DfT,
LARSOA, ROSPA, CTC and many other organisations.
To become an accredited instructor you need to take a National Standard
training course at one of the training centres.
Full details of how to do this are at:
http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3529

Are you hoping to take a course?

John B
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Old May 6th 05, 10:45 PM
Al C-F
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On Fri, 6 May 2005 19:53:30 +0100, "geepeetee"
wrote:

Couple of weeks ago there was mention of council run cycling training
courses to instruct in riding skills and basic maintenance.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get more info on these (our
local council is East Riding of Yorkshire).



Oooh, I wonder if Howard will be along to tell us of ERYC's
pro-cycling activites. I so enjoyed (?) his tales on his website.
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Old May 6th 05, 10:51 PM
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"JohnB" wrote in message
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dennis smythe wrote:

"JohnB" wrote in message
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geepeetee wrote:

Hi

Couple of weeks ago there was mention of council run cycling training
courses to instruct in riding skills and basic maintenance.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get more info on these
(our
local council is East Riding of Yorkshire).

if you want to train as an instructor then your best option is to take
a
course leading you to a nationally approved qualification, rather than
one of the lesser 'courses' run by many local authorities.


Approved by who?


The new National Standard for Cycle Training - the replacement for the
old cycling proficiency - has been developed and endorsed by DfT,
LARSOA, ROSPA, CTC and many other organisations.
To become an accredited instructor you need to take a National Standard
training course at one of the training centres.
Full details of how to do this are at:
http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3529

Are you hoping to take a course?


No you just sounded like a shill spouting bull****! How do you know council
led courses aren't backed by the Department for Transport, the only initials
with any credibility you mention, as well ?


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Old May 6th 05, 10:58 PM
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"JohnB" helpfully suggested the nationally approved courses:
Are you hoping to take a course?


and dennis smythe responded:
No you just sounded like a shill spouting bull****!


You haven't been around here long, have you, Dennis? Perhaps you might
like to Google for some of John's past posts on the subject - I think
most of us are aware that he knows a great deal about it.

I really think John deserves an apology.

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Old May 6th 05, 11:47 PM
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dennis smythe wrote:

"JohnB" wrote in message
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dennis smythe wrote:


Approved by who?


The new National Standard for Cycle Training - the replacement for the
old cycling proficiency - has been developed and endorsed by DfT,
LARSOA, ROSPA, CTC and many other organisations.
To become an accredited instructor you need to take a National Standard
training course at one of the training centres.
Full details of how to do this are at:
http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3529

Are you hoping to take a course?


No you just sounded like a shill spouting bull****! How do you know council
led courses aren't backed by the Department for Transport, the only initials
with any credibility you mention, as well ?


Oh.

John B
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Old May 7th 05, 12:11 AM
Tilly
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On Fri, 06 May 2005 20:32:00 GMT, "dennis smythe"
wrote:


"JohnB" wrote in message
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geepeetee wrote:

Hi

Couple of weeks ago there was mention of council run cycling training
courses to instruct in riding skills and basic maintenance.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to get more info on these (our
local council is East Riding of Yorkshire).


if you want to train as an instructor then your best option is to take a
course leading you to a nationally approved qualification, rather than
one of the lesser 'courses' run by many local authorities.


Approved by who?


http://www.dft.gov.uk/pns/displaypn.cgi?pn_id=2005_0024
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Old May 7th 05, 11:14 AM
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in message , dennis
smythe ') wrote:


"JohnB" wrote in message
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dennis smythe wrote:
Approved by who?


The new National Standard for Cycle Training - the replacement for
the old cycling proficiency - has been developed and endorsed by DfT,
LARSOA, ROSPA, CTC and many other organisations.
To become an accredited instructor you need to take a National
Standard training course at one of the training centres.
Full details of how to do this are at:
http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=3529

Are you hoping to take a course?


No you just sounded like a shill spouting bull****!


But if you'd been paying attention you would have known that John is an
expert in this matter.

How do you know
council led courses aren't backed by the Department for Transport, the
only initials with any credibility you mention, as well ?


You don't think the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents or the
Cyclists Touring Club might know a bit more about cycling safety than
the Department for Transport? After all, who do you think the
Department for Transport goes to for expertise on these matters?

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