SEN

CTUK has many years of experience training cyclists with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities. CTUK Instructors have trained people with SEN both in special schools as well as pupils with SEN within mainstream schools across London. We are the only instructor cycle training provider that offers an SEN professional development module, which enables cycling instructors to assess and train people with SEN.

CTUK uses a combination of the following techniques to deliver efficient, flexible teaching programmes for special schools:
• Expert guidance from our Head of Instructor Training & Development
• Referral to the nationally respected CTUK document 'Cycle Training for Young People With Special Educational Needs'
• On-site mentoring for instructors working in special schools by instructors experienced in this field
• Ongoing dialogue with school staff in order to understand the needs of each individual pupil

We also deliver training to people with sensory impairments, such as impaired hearing and sight. Our instructors have successfully integrated hearing impaired trainees in group road riding courses for schools, getting some to the end of Level 2.

More information in our SEN Info Sheet

"At Woodfield we see cycle training is an enrichment of the PE curriculum and a skill that all pupils should have access to. It is an experience that some children would not have access to outside of the school environment.


We find cycle training to be an invaluable experience for the pupils. It has helped with confidence, self esteem, coordination, fine and gross motor skill development, social interaction and many other benefits. The great thing is that the instructors are able to accommodate the varying needs of the pupils ranging from giving the pupils time to balance on a bike to going out on the roads.


I would recommend cycle training to other similar establishments as ourselves. The enjoyment that pupils get from the sessions is fantastic to see and hear about. They are always asking when it is going to be their turn"
Nick Cooper, Woodfield Special School