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We love to chat about all things bike so if you have any questions then simply call us on 07988 760 720 or go to our Contact Page to send us an e-mail.

Saturday Bike Clubs

A social ride every month visiting local trail centres. Contact us or see Facebook for more.

Monthly Schedule

November: Brechfa
December: Cwm Rheaedr
January: Forest of Dean
February: Afan Argoed
March: Cwmcarn
April: Nant yr Arian
May: Full Taff Trail

National Standard cycle training

National Standard cycle training

Course Dates

All National Standard Cycle Training instructor courses are run on demand. If you would like to talk to us about arranging a course then please contact us.

Course Fees

  • NSIA (2 day)
    £240 per person
  • NSIA » NSI (2 day)
    £240 per person
  • NSI (4 day)
    £450 per person
  • £50 deposit to confirm booking
  • Bike hire is available

Booking

Call 07988 760 720 or e-mail us to book or request more details.

Gethin MTB are qualified to NSIT status able to train and qualify cycle instructors for your schools.

The National Standard for cycle training is built upon similar principles to training for motorcycle riders and car drivers, teaching the importance of assessing the likely risks faced by road users. Launched in 2005, the National Standard was developed by over 20 organisations and is maintained by the relevant departments and authorities across England and Wales.

National Standard Cycle Training may only be delivered by National Standard Instructors (NSIs), who have successfully completed an officially recognised instructor training course. Upon completion of their training, all NSIs are issued with an NSI number.

National Standard Instructors courses

The National Standard Instructor courses teach individuals to deliver National Standard training. We offer three National Standard Instructor courses:

  • Assistant
  • Assistant to Instructor conversion
  • Instructor

Assistant – NSIA (2 days)

Delivery of the National Standard at Levels 1 and 2 can be supported by assistant National Standard instructors (NSIAs) who may teach Levels 1 and 2 if supervised on site by an instructor. A maximum of 2 NSIAs can be supervised on site by 1 instructor. The NSIA course is delivered over 2 days. Upon successful completion of the course assessment, the individual will achieve NSIA recognition.

Instructor – NSI (2 or 4 days depending on previous qualifications)

To lead and deliver National Standard cycle training sessions, instructors must have successfully completed a recognised National Standard instructor course. The instructor course is taught over 4 days (2 days if converting from assistant to instructor). Candidates who complete the 4-day course successfully are recognised as provisional instructors (NSIP).

Within 6 months of completing the 4-day course, provisional instructors should undertake a post-course assessment. On successful completion of the post-course assessment, the instructor will become a fully qualified instructor (NSIQ).

National Standard cycle training

As well as offering training for those wishing to gain NS qualifications, Gethin MTB will also come in and run the National Standard cycle training courses in your local school. There are three levels of training:

Level 1

Off road environment such as the school yard, basic skills such as balance, braking, gears, emergency stops and indicating are covered here

Level 2

Once achieving Level 1 the children progress to the real road environment supervised by our instructors. here they learn how to ride in the real world, dealing with live traffic, passing parked cars and junctions, indicating, understanding road markings and carrying out controlled u-turns.

Level 3

This is more advanced training for individuals wishing to ride in busy traffic environment, negotiating roundabouts, multi-lane junctions and defensive riding techniques, ideal for the young adult moving on to university life or starting out working in city traffic.

Please call 07988 760 720 or e-mail us to book a course or receive updates from the revised National Standard 2013.