You might say that I am biased but I think the links are very positive. When talking about links between the sport and Bikeability we're not talking about Chris Hoy training young children how to ride bikes on the road. There is a lot of cross-over in Level 1 coaching and Level 1 Bikeability e.g. M check, getting on and off the bike, pedaling etc. From Level 2 onwards the courses are different but some of the principles of teaching/coaching are the same. Some of our instructors come from a coaching background and add a lot of value to our scheme. Moving on from the actual course, developing links between clubs and Bikeability ensures that children are exposed to as many cycling opportunities as possible - more cycling, more often. It works both ways, some clubs ensure their children complete Bikeability on joining the club - more children riding more confidently on the roads. Finally, I don't think we should discriminate if people chose to wear lycra - OK it's not the message we're trying to get across but in their environment it works!!