Besides the question of funding, there is the issue of whether to use existing instructors or to train new ones. So it’s also important to think about the time scale of a project. Will this be one-off cycle training provision or do you want create something with longevity and if so how will your scheme be sustainable in the long term? Cycle training can be delivered in conjunction with cycle maintenance lessons, as many trainers are experts in maintenance too. Check the cycle maintenance section for more information.
Range of options
Cycle training schemes can vary widely in terms of the scale of the scheme, the nature of the partnerships involved and the methods of delivery. A major issue is the degree to which training is subsidised as, despite the benefits, few people are likely to want to pay the full cost - about £40 to train a person to level 2 - themselves.