Cyclist Badge – Cubs

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This is what you need to do to earn your badge:

1: Regularly use a bicycle, which is the right size for you, with a cycle helmet



Please bring your bicycle this Sunday afternoon and have it ready to ride. Please also make sure you have your cycle helmet with you.

2: Show you can clean and oil a bicycle. Show how to pump up the tyres and mend a puncture.

If you have a bicycle pump and a valve that fits your tyres please bring it with you. If not don’t worry we will help and guide you.

3: Explain why you must lock up a bicycle when you leave it unattended.

If you have a lock for your bicycle please bring it with you and show us how it works. If not, once again, don’t worry  we will  help and guide you.

4: Make a poster to promote road safety to pedestrians or cyclists.

It would be great if you can make a poster before Sunday and bring it with you; but if you don’t have time or you would like us to give you some ideas then you may always bring one to one of our Cub meetings in a week or two.

5: Talk to your leader or other Cubs about the safety measures you need to take when you cycle in bad weather.

Have a think about what types of bad weather there are and what you should do to stay safe.  

6: Choose one of these two options:

Finish all the tasks for the option you choose

A: Road safety

  • Show that you can mount and dismount your bike properly.
  • Show how to keep your bicycle in a roadworthy condition. Why is it important?
  • Explain why it’s important to use lights and reflective clothing.

Go for a short ride in a safe place to show an adult that you can ride safely and confidently.

B: Off-road safety
  • Find out about the safety equipment you need for cycling off-road.
  • Show that you’re able to control your bike over different types of terrain.
  • Find out where, in your local area, is safe to cycle off-road.
  • Plan and carry out a five-mile cycle ride off-road.


On Sunday we will cover both options but will focus on option B

Cyclocross event & practice rules:

  1. Cubs MUST be confident cyclists, able to lift their bike and get on and off without help. 

  2. Bikes MUST be roadworthy.

  3. Helmets MUST be worn at all times when on the bike.

  4. Long trousers and a top with sleeves should be worn to protect arms and legs.