Cycle Savvy Driving

The presentation will outline the purpose, process and evaluation of a training course developed by The Bikeability Trust and partners with DfT funding. Cycle Savvy Driving provides training to increase the safety of cyclists and all road users. It was trailed in 2022 and has been extended to reach more road users.

The training is aimed as Advanced Driver Instructors (ADI) and learner drivers. ADIs will be better equipped to teach their learner drivers and learner drivers/interested members of public can become more confident and equipped to share the road with cyclists. The training helps drivers understand how cyclists are trained to negotiate roads and junctions and comply with signals, signs and road markings. It also helps drivers have strategies to cooperate with and respect vulnerable road users, understand a cycle rider’s perspective and promote empathy on the roads.

The presentation will outline how many people have been trained and evaluations of their skills and perceptions.

Emily Cherry, Chief Executive, The Bikeability Trust

Emily Cherry has spent over 25 years’ in the children’s sector, largely at the NSPCC, but also at the Children’s Society and Barnardo’s. She has experience of running safeguarding services, policy, comms and is a well-known media voice on children, especially in the field of online safety.

Emily joined The Bikeability Trust three years ago and is passionate about getting our nation cycling. Emily has a keen interest in ensuring our roads are safe for all users and how behaviour change is an integral part of achieving this.

Emily is also strategic advisor to the United Nations Peace One Day campaign, Trustee of My Black Dog (peer–to–peer mental health charity) and Chair of the Breck Foundation (online safety education). Emily lives in Cambridge with her primary teacher husband and two children.