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Cyclist 2
Cyclist 2

Complete the requirements below:

  1. Use a bicycle that is properly equipped and kept in good working order for at least 6 months.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to carry out essential maintenance and repairs, including the following: check and adjust the brakes; check and adjust the gear change; adjust the seat and handlebars to a correct height; remove a wheel and locate and repair a puncture; check and adjust your cycle helmet; and maintain a set of lights.
  3. Demonstrate tat you know and observe The Highway Code, traffic signals, lighting-up times, road signs, and that you can read a map.
  4. Take part in a Scout activity which includes the use of bicycles.

Complete all the requirements in one of the following alternatives:

  Alternative A On Road  
  1. Explain what extra precautions should be taken when cycling in the dark or in wet weather. Understand why motor vehicles take longer to stop in the wet.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to control a cycle along a slalom course.
  3. Show an understanding of the Highway Code, including road signs and helmet use.
  4. Plan and carry out an all day cycle ride of not less than 40 kilometres (25 miles).
  Alternative B Off Road  
  1. Have an understanding of The Scout Association's Rules for taking part in adventurous activities.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the Mountain Bike Code of Conduct.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to control the cycle over different types of terrain.
  4. Show an understanding of the damage that may be caused to the environment through careless cycling across the countryside.
  5. Plan and carry out an all day ride of not less than 30 kilometres (20 miles).

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