Scooting

Kids love the versatility of scooters as a transport mode - they go anywhere. From toddlers on Mini Micro Scooters, to teenagers on stunt scooters, to parents and teachers on adult scooters, they are a great way of getting around.

Sustrans can support your school in getting hold of scooters. Contact us to find out more. We can also arrange free loans from our fleet of street and stunt scooters.

In case you missed our scooter skills/Scootability training session for teaching staff, here is the course book.

Some advice on promoting scooting to school from Sustrans can be found here.

A Sustrans Get Going guide to scooting can be viewed here.

An example parent letter can be found here.

An example Scootability session can be found here.

An example scooter skills session can be found here.

A stunt scooter session can be found here (also watch the Terry Price film below),

A young mechanic's guide to checking and fixing your scooter is here. Take a look on how to dial a scooter, below.

Our example risk assessment for scooters can be found here. An alternative scooter skills programme, from Leeds can be viewed here.

 

Scootability in Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council has produced some Scootability resources.

There are 3 Scootability levels for children to participate in:

Level 1 Scooter control and pavement etiquette (session plan; certificate)

Level 2 Scooter control, pavement etiquette and priorities at driveways (session plan; certificate)

Level 3 Scooter control, pavement etiquette and priorities at driveways, with more practice on the pavement with side roads and driveways (session plan; certificate)

Dialing a Scooter

Pupils often talk about 'dialing' a scooter. This involves tightening bolts (principally the headset) so that the scooter drops smoothly and stable.

View this video to find out how to do it. For older children, why not have a go in a life skills lesson?

Stunt scooters often have internal adjustments - undo the clamp and remove the bar.

Street scooters - undo the clamp and then the large top locknut. You will be able to tighten the headset bearing (below the locknut), often by hand.

A step-by-step guide can be found here.

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