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National Standard(Bikeability) Instructor Course-Terms and Conditions

Devon County Council National Standard(Bikeability) Instructor Course
Terms and Conditions – Please Read Carefully

Courses need to have a minimum of participants, for reasons of resource and efficiency, to go ahead. In the event of insufficient numbers, the course will be postponed and participants will be offered alternative dates or a refund. Devon County Council accepts no responsibility for any losses that are incurred due to the postponement of the course.

Devon County Council is not responsible for any personal injury, loss or damage to property, which is not caused by an instructor’s negligence.

A minimum of two weeks’ notice is required, prior to the start date of the course, if participants wish to cancel their place, otherwise the full charge will be incurred (i.e. the full cost of a place on the course) therefore participants may wish to consider taking out suitable insurance.

Approximately 50% of the training will take place on busy and well trafficked public roads and therefore participants need to be very confident and competent cyclists.

Participants are required to wear a cycle helmet during the cycling activities in the course

There is a minimum required criteria for the course as described in the booking process.

This is a training course and is not an offer of work.

Devon County Council can share participants contact information with third parties involved in the process of gaining the National Standard Instructor qualification.

As a Department for Transport approved Instructor Trainer Organisation, Devon County Council is required to offer a public verification service. Therefore, people may contact Devon County Council to verify that the person is a National Standard Instructor.
October 2015

Brighten up – Get noticed!

Cycling is a fantastic activity to enjoy all year round, but as the winter nights draw in, and temperatures begin to fall, it’s more important then ever to take the necessary precautions for a safe winter cycle ride. To stay safe, follow our top tips:

  • Check your lights are working and use them. Wearing bright and reflective clothing will also make you more visible to oncoming pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
  • Make sure your cycle helmet is in good condition and fits properly. If you need a new one, visit a local cycle store to find the right one for you.
  • Ensure your bike is in good working order. Pump up your tyres, check your brakes are working properly and lubricate your chain. If you have slick tyres, consider investing in some winter tyres which offer more grip.
  • Cycle at a sensible speed taking into consideration the surface conditions on the day. Trails and roads could be icy, wet and slippery which make stopping distances much longer.
  • Devon County Council undertakes precautionary salting on major roads (about 20% of the network) when there is a risk of ice or snow. Cycle and shared paths are rarely gritted. Go online to find out which routes are gritted.
  • Wrap up warm with lots of layers. This will keep you warm and dry, but also allow you to shed a few layers if you get too hot.
  • Don’t forget other users of the cycle trails. Pedestrians and dog walkers also use the trail so set an excellent example when cycling and #ShareThisSpace.

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Path closures on Teign Estuary Trail, Newton Abbot


The racecourse section of the Teign Estuary Trail will be closed by Newton Abbot Racing to protect the health and safety of horses and riders during race meetings.

To find out when the route will be closed in 2016, visit the Newton Abbot Racecourse website.