About CAN-BIKE London
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To make CAN-BIKE courses available to all citizens in London and the surrounding area.
CAN-BIKE London offers nationally accredited CAN-BIKE courses to help cyclists gain more confidence and control on city streets.
During 2019-2020, CAN-Bike courses were run at ten schools. CAN-Bike also attended ten community events promoting safety. During 2020-2021, CAN-Bike was impacted by Covid-19 but was able to work with Westminster HS to deliver programming with the school. CAN-Bike pre-instructor level sessions were run in London, Chatham, and Windsor and the CAN-Bike level 5 instructor’s course in London.
Over 2023, several CB1 Learn to Ride and CB2 safer road cycling courses were held including visits totwo schools. One CB4 course was held in Tillsonburg and a CB5 instructor course in London.
CAN-Bike now offers e-bike learning for those who have obtained an e-bike for use. CAN-Bike attends various community events and as in the past, we continue to support Big Bike Giveaway with what resources we can. CAN-Bike instructors are required to complete National Safe Sport Training modules developed by the Coaching Association of Canada to help anyone involved in sport identify and prevent situations of maltreatment. As in the past, instructors take a yearly test to confirm their skills, participate with First Aid training every 3 years and maintain updated police check information to the national office. The London-Middlesex Road Safety Committee reactivated in October. CAN-Bike London joined the relaunch of the committee.
CAN-BIKE provides a nationally standardized set of courses taught through a variety of organizations across Canada interested in education, safety and health. It is oriented toward recreational and utilitarian cycling. Courses for adults or children teach defensive riding skills, traffic analysis skills, and collision avoidance techniques along with the basics on safe equipment, and a bike inspection.
Increased cycling is beneficial to the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and for individuals by increasing physical activity and mental health promotion through exercise, recreation and injury prevention.
Our priority over the next year is to offer more variety in bicycle safety programs for both adults and children. We will continue to offer children’s programs across the city aligned with other safety programs. If needed, we will offer training on How To Ride a Bike separately.