FAQs

  1. What is the Association of Bikeability Schemes (TABS)?
  2. Why should a Bikeability Scheme join TABS?
  3. Who can join?
  4. How can I join TABS?
  5. How much does it cost to join?
  6. What will happen at the TABS launch conference?
  7. I’m already registered as a Bikeability instructor, can I join TABS?
  8. I’m a Bikeability instructor, the Bikeability Scheme I’m registered with is joining TABS. Am I covered by their membership fee or do I need to join independently?
  9. As a cycle trainer whose Bikeability Scheme is registered, can I attend the conference even if I don’t want to join TABS?
  10. I’m not a cycle trainer but I cycle and I am interested in cycle training, can I attend the TABS Launch Conference?
  11. I have provisional National Standard Instructor status, can I join TABS or do I need to wait until I have full instructor status?
  12. I’m a National Standard Assistant Instructor, can I join TABS?
  13. How do I find out more about registering as a Bikeability Scheme?

1. What is the Association of Bikeability Schemes (TABS)?

The Association of Bikeability Schemes (TABS) is a Community Interest Company which, in addition to the Bikeability aims of getting more people making trips by bike, more often and more safely, TABS aims to work in the interests of its members.

Working with relevant government agencies and public bodies TABS will act to ensure the delivery of high quality cycle training to the national standard. The Association will also serve the sector by offering benefits and services to members.

2. Why should a Bikeability Scheme join TABS?

By joining TABS, or renewing your membership every April, a Bikeability Scheme and individual instructors can get views represented to government as TABS will be on the Cycle Training Standards Board (CTSB). TABS will consult members, giving you the chance to influence the future arrangements for cycle training.

Government funding for cycle training is agreed up to the end of March 2021. TABS will represent the views of the cycle training industry so that informed decisions can be made regarding future funding.

However to do more, we need more members – to be a louder voice, and to promote and expand Bikeability more effectively. As with any trade association, as membership grows so will the authority of TABS, along with our ability to provide more services for our members, to secure more funding and have a greater influence on government policy.

More information about the benefits of membership.

3. Who can join?

Any currently registered Bikeability scheme or qualified National Standards Instructors, including sole traders or Bikeability grant providers can join. Currently registered schemes need to have completed their annual update with the Bikeability Trust. TABS also welcomes applications, to be a supporter, from non-delivery partners, including local authorities and any organisation or business interested in Bikeability. *

* Supporters (ie. anyone that is not a registered Bikeability scheme) will not have voting rights.

4. How can I join TABS?

Please download, complete and return the 18.19 Membership application form

Once you’ve completed the form, you will need to either pay by BACS or post a cheque, payable to “The Association of Bikeability Schemes” to:

The Association of Bikeability Schemes TABS, c/o Bridge Cottage, The Nook, Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire, S32 4TU

For queries please e-mail info@tabs-uk.org.uk

5. How much does it cost to join?

The membership / supporter fee depends on the size of the scheme (by Bikeability annual turnover).

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6.What will happen at the annual National Conference, organised by TABS?

The annual National Conference – promoting excellence and professionalism, organised by TABS takes place every year, normally during SATS week in May. 

The aim of the day is to provide both deliverers on-the-ground, as well as commissioners of Bikeability services a series of training experiences across various aspects of Bikeability. It is also a chance to network with  colleagues, share and discuss good (and bad-practice)  with others in the cycle training industry, and get an update on the latest national issues.

7. I’m already registered as a Bikeability instructor, can I join TABS?

TABS membership is open to schemes and qualified individuals.

8. I’m a Bikeability instructor, the Bikeability Scheme I’m registered with is joining TABS. Am I covered by their membership fee or do I need to join independently?

TABS membership is open to schemes and individuals.

9. As a cycle trainer whose Bikeability Scheme is registered, can I attend the conference even if I don’t want to join TABS?

If your Bikeability Scheme is registered, it will be up to the scheme manager who will attend the national conference, on the schemes behalf.

10. I’m not a cycle trainer but I cycle and I am interested in cycle training, can I attend the annual Conference?

Places will be limited to those registered as delivering Bikeability Schemes but if you are not in this category, you can go on a waiting list which will be reviewed once the annual registration deadline has passed and if places remain, we will contact you and you can register and attend.

11. I have provisional National Standard Instructor status, can I join TABS or do I need to wait until I have full instructor status?

TABS is open to schemes and qualified instructors So, you need to have full instructor status before you can apply to join TABS.

12. I’m a National Standard Assistant Instructor, can I join TABS?

As soon as you have passed your post course assessment, and your NSI status has changed to ‘qualified’ you are eligible to join TABS.

13. How do I find out more about registering as a Bikeability Scheme?

Please visit the Bikeability website
http://www.dft.gov.uk/bikeability/delivering-bikeability/bikeability-registration/