The course includes a practical ‘on-road’ cycle training element and gives drivers a ‘real life’ experience as to a cyclist’s perspective of riding on busy roads, as well as in traffic. The course consists of a 3.5-hour module as an outdoor practical session where drivers get a cyclist view of the road.
IMPORTANT: Any driver attending the course must have their identity checked by either a photo card driving licence, Operator card or a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). This will allow FBG Training to register the driver onto the Transport for London master SUD database which confirms the driver has attended the course.
(Registration: starts at 7.30am)
It is your responsibility to ensure you plan your journey in advance. If you do not attend there will be no refund of your course fee. If you turn up after the course has started you will be refused entry and any rebooking will be subject to a full rebooking fee.
For a driver to be uploaded to the FORS/TfL register and/or be accredited with the Driver CPC hours they must complete the entire course. Generally, the only reasons for not taking part in the cycle element are on medical grounds, or if during the cycle familiarisation session, the driver is risk assessed as not safe to ride a bike on public roads – in these instances it is acceptable for the drivers to walk the course meeting up with the cyclists at the exercise/discussion points and joining in with the discussion.
Practical Module (3.5 hours) After the initial bicycle control skills training, drivers ride on bikes to areas of potential conflict including junctions, traffic lights and Advanced Stop Lines. Subjects covered include: –
• Introducing active travel, driver fitness and health
• Giving drivers a cyclist’s perspective of riding on busy roads and an understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable road users
• Recognising best driving practice around cyclists
Practical on road experience at areas of potential driver/cyclist conflict including junctions, traffic lights and Advanced Stop Lines
*Occasionally images or video footage may be taken on our courses. By purchasing a ticket, you are complying with Farrow Browne Gryspeerdt Ltds terms and conditions that if images or video footage is taken, it will only be used for marketing purposes on our website or social media pages.
The course involves an on-road practical cycling element therefore please ensure that you dress accordingly. Hi-Vis and helmets are provided and must be worn. (In the event of inclement weather, the on-road practical module will be replaced by a classroom based theory module of the same duration).
(If you do not wish to participate in any imagery or video, it is your responsibility to contact Farrow Browne Gryspeerdt Ltd before your course date.)*
Please note tea and coffee will be available.
All bookings are subject to our Cancellation Policy and by registering for a course you are agreeing to its terms. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for cancellation policy.
Before attending the training course you must be able to answer NO to the following
1. Do you have or have you had any symptoms of COVID -19 in the last 7 days?
• New persistent cough
• High temperature
• Loss of taste or smell
2. Have you been in contact with anyone that has had Covid 19 in the last 14 days
3. Are you or a member of your household currently self-isolating
If the answer is YES to any of these please contact the telephone number shown on the joining instructions.
If you have answered NO to the above, please attend the course.
FBG Training will be following Government guidelines in light of the current COVID – 19 pandemic.
This is to ensure everyone’s safety whilst attending. We will take your temperature upon arrival with a non-contact infrared body thermometer gauge (If your temperature is above 38 degrees you will be asked NOT to attend (Yours and each delegate’s safety is our priority).
We may provide you with a health questionnaire and request your contact details for track and tracing.
We will provide hand sanitiser which must be used before entering the room and after you have completed your registration.
We will be providing face masks and gloves for all delegates.
We would also like each delegate to bring their own pen to take notes from the course.
Whilst every attempt is given to deliver a FORS VanSmart course, due to circumstances this is not always possible.
However, a FORS Safe Urban Driving course will be delivered in its place which Van Drivers can attend. This also meets the FORS Silver criteria.