Cycling Proficiency Test

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The Cycling Proficiency Test was a test given by Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents which served as a minimum recommended standard for cycling on British roads. It was superseded by the National Standards for Cycle Training, branded Bikeability, in England in 2007.[1][2]

Introduction of the test[edit]

The first Cycling Proficiency Test was held for seven children on 7 October 1947.[3] The National Cycling Proficiency Scheme was introduced by the Government in 1958, with statutory responsibility for road safety being given to local authorities in 1974, including the provision of child cyclist training.


  1. ^ "Bikeability". Department of Transport. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Case study Training children to cycle safely". Department for Transport. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  3. ^ David Millward (21 August 2010). "Cycling Proficiency test facing axe". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 October 2015.

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