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Inspiring New Cycle Instructors

We have been busy training new National Standard Instructors in Lincolnshire recently on another successful 4-day National Standard Instructor (NSI) course.

The group of trainee NSI’s came from all across the county (including Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire) and from all ‘walks of life’ but all with one thing in common - they wanted to share their enthusiasm for cycling and be given the chance to inspire others to cycle more often through delivering Bikeability cycle training.

The course venue was the military base Sobraon Barracks, home of the 160 Squadron Royal Logistics Corps & Army cadet forces and was the perfect base from which to enjoy training on some of Lincoln City streets and busy ring roads.

Throughout the course the trainee NSI’s enjoyed learning all about the National Standard for cycling and how to deliver excellent cycle training sessions following National Standard and all-inclusive cycling guidance.

Despite getting washed out by the rainstorm on Day 2 the trainees enjoyed having a go at delivering some of the outcomes for each of the three National Standard levels, all successfully managing to achieve their National Standard Instructor Provisional award!

Ian (trainee NSI) said:

The course was brilliant, far exceeding my expectations, it was great to meet so many like-minded people with a passion for training. Stuart and Nick were excellent instructors who tailored the course to fit our needs, making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

 I am so excited to be delivering my first course very soon and feel well equipped to pass on my knowledge”

This award is the first step to becoming a fully qualified cycle instructor and enables them to deliver accredited, Department for Transport approved training. If you would like to know more about becoming an NSI with Outspoken Training or training to become an independent instructor please look here.

Well done to you all! We all hope you have a long and rewarding career enthusing the next generation of cycling enthusiasts along the way.

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