Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1947 POR - Cyclist Badge

1) Own, or part own, a bicycle of the proper size.
2) Display ability to ride bicycle properly, including mounting and dismounting.
3) Be able to clean and oil her bicycle, pump up a tyre and replace chain.
4) Know how to find out lighting-up time and why lights are necessary.
5) Take the tester for a ride, showing she understands the rules of the road as applied to cyclists.

1950 POR - Cyclist Badge

1) Own, or part own, a bicycle of the proper size.
2) Display ability to ride bicycle properly, including mounting and dismounting.
3) Be able to clean and oil her bicycle, pump up a tyre and replace chain.
4) Know how to find out lighting-up time and why lights are necessary.
5) Take the tester for a ride, showing she understands the rules of the road as applied to cyclists.

1953 POR - Cyclist Badge

1) Own, or part own, a bicycle of the proper size.
2) Display her ability to ride bicycle properly, and apply brakes correctly.
3) Be able to clean and oil her bicycle, pump up a tyre and replace chain.
4) Know how to find out lighting-up time and why lights are necessary.
5) Accompany the tester for a ride, showing she understands the rules of the road as applied to cyclists, and signals that the cyclists give and observe, and especially the correct drill for turning right at the cross roads.

1957 POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Own, or part-own, a bicycle of the right size.

2) Demonstrate how to ride a bicycle and apply brakes correctly.

3) Show how to clean and oil her bicycle, pump up the tyres, and replace the chain.

4) Know how to find out lighting-up time and why lights are necessary.

5) Accompany the tester for a ride, showing that she understands: 

a) The rule of the road as applied to cyclists.

b) Signals that cyclists give and observe.

c) The correct drill for turning right at cross roads.

1960 POR - Cyclist Badge


1) Own, or part-own, a bicycle of the right size.

2) Demonstrate how to ride a bicycle and apply brakes correctly.

3) Show how to clean and oil her bicycle, pump up the tyres, and replace the chain.

4) Know how to find out lighting-up time and why lights are necessary.

5) Accompany the tester for a ride, showing that she understands: 

a) The rule of the road as applied to cyclists.

b) Signals that cyclists give and observe.

c) The correct drill for turning right at cross roads.

1961 (July) POR - Cyclist Badge

1) Own, or part-own, a bicycle of the right size.

2) Demonstrate how to ride a bicycle and apply brakes correctly.

3) Show how to clean and oil her bicycle, pump up the tyres, and replace the chain.

4) Know how to find out lighting-up time and why lights are necessary.

5) Accompany the tester for a ride, showing that she understands: 

a) The rule of the road as applied to cyclists.

b) Signals that cyclists give and observe.

c) The correct drill for turning right at cross roads.

1964 (March) POR - Cyclist Badge

1) Own, or part-own, a bicycle of the right size.

2) Demonstrate how to ride a bicycle and apply brakes correctly.

3) Show how to clean and oil her bicycle, pump up the tyres, and replace the chain.

4) Know how to find out lighting-up time and why lights are necessary.

5) Accompany the tester for a ride, showing that she understands: 

a) The rule of the road as applied to cyclists.

b) Signals that cyclists give and observe.

c) The correct drill for turning right at cross roads.

1965 (July) POR - Cyclist Badge

1) Own, or part-own, a bicycle of the right size.

2) Demonstrate how to ride a bicycle and apply brakes correctly.

3) Show how to clean and oil her bicycle, pump up the tyres, and replace the chain.

4) Know how to find out lighting-up time and why lights are necessary.

5) Accompany the tester for a ride, showing that she understands: 

a) The rule of the road as applied to cyclists.

b) Signals that cyclists give and observe.

c) The correct drill for turning right at cross roads.

1973 Brownie Handbook - Cyclist Badge


1) Own or part own a bicycle of the right size.

2) Ride your bicycle safely, using the brakes correctly.

3) Keep your bicycle clean and in perfect working order.

Know how to replace the chain.

4) Know how to find out  lighting up time and why lights are necessary.

5) Go with the tester for a ride showing that you understand:

a) The rules of the road for cyclists.

b) The signals that cyclists give and observe.

c) The correct way to turn right at cross roads.

Note: If you have passed clause 3 and the National Cycling Proficiency Test you can have your Brownie Cyclist Badge.

1980 Brownie Handbook - Cyclist Badge


1) Own or part own a bicycle of the right size.

2) Keep your bicycle clean and in good working order.

3) Know how to find out lighting up time and why lights are necessary.

4) Go with the tester for a ride showing that you can ride your bicycle safely using the brakes correctly and that you understand:

a) the rules of the road for cyclists.

b) the signals that cyclists give and observe.

c) the correct way to turn right at cross roads.

Note: If you have passed the National Cycling Proficiency Test, you do not have to do clause 4.

1983 Brownie Handbook - Cyclist Badge

1) Own or part own a bicycle of the right size.
2) Keep your bicycle clean and in good working order.
3) Know how to find out lighting up time and why lights are necessary.
4) If you are nine years or older and if it is available in your neighbourhood, pass the National Cycling Proficiency Test; if not, pass an equivalent test.
5) Go with the tester for a ride showing that you can ride your bicycle safely using the brakes correctly and that you understand
a) the rules of the road for cyclists.
b) the signals that cyclists give and observe.
c) the correct way to turn right into a side road.

1987 Brownie Badge Book - Cyclist Badge


1) Own or part own a bicycle of the right size.

2) Keep your bicycle clean and in good working order.

3) Know how to find out lighting up time and why lights are necessary.

4) If you are nine years or older and if it is available in your neighbourhood, pass the National Cycling Proficiency Test; if not. pass an equivalent test.

5) Go with the tester for a ride showing that you can ride your bicycle safely using the brakes correctly and that you understand:

a) The rules of the road for cyclists.

b) The signals that cyclists give and observe.

c) The correct way to turn right in to a side road.

1989 Brownie Badge Book - Cyclist Badge

1) Own or part own a bicycle of the right size.
2) Keep your bicycle clean and in good working order.
3) Know how to find out about lighting up time and know why lights and bright clothing are necessary.
4) If you are nine years or older and if it is available in your neighbourhood, pass the National Cycling Proficiency Test; if not, pass an equivalent test.
5) Go with the tester for a ride showing that you can ride your bicycle safely using the brakes correctly and that you understand:
a) The rules of the road for cyclists.
b) The signals that cyclists give and observe.
c) The correct way to turn right into a side road.
N.B. RoSPA recommend the wearing of safety helmets.

1991 Brownie Badge Book - Cyclist Badge


1) Own or part own a bicycle of the right size.

2) Keep your bicycle clean and in good working order.

3) Know how to find out about lighting up time. Know why lights and bright clothing are necessary when you are cycling.

4) If you are nine years or older, and if it is available in your neighbourhood, pass the National Cycling Proficiency Test; if not, pass an equivalent test.

5) Go with the tester for a ride showing that you can ride your bicycle safely, that you use the brakes correctly and that you understand:

a) the rules of the road for cyclists

b) the signals that cyclists give and observe

c) the correct way to turn right into a side road.

Note: RoSPA recommend wearing safety helmets.

1994 Brownie Badge Book - Cyclist Badge


1) Own or part own a bicycle of the right size.

2) Keep your bicycle clean and in good working order.

3) Know how to find out about lighting up time.  Know why lights and bright clothing are necessary when you are cycling.

4) If you are nine years or older, and if it is available in your neighbourhood, pass the National Cycling Proficiency Test; if not, pass an equivalent test.

5) Go with the tester for a ride showing that you can ride your bicycle safely, that you use the brakes correctly and that you understand:

a) the rules of the road for cyclists

b) the signals that cyclists give and observe

c) the correct way to turn right into a side road.

Note: RoSPA recommend wearing safety helmets.

1995 - Cyclist becomes a Staged Badge.

2009 Brownie Badge Book - Cyclist Badge

1) Show how to check that a bicycle is safe to ride.  Show how to check that the chain, brakes and tyres are all in good order.
2) Do all of the following.
* Wear clothing that is safe for cycling.
* Explain why it is important to be seen when cycling.
* Know where to find details of the lighting-up time.  Show how to keep lights and reflectors in working order.
3) Make a simple repair kit to carry with you when cycling.  Bring it to the test and show how to use the items.
4) In a safe area, safely ride your bicycle:
* In and out of a line of blocks or cones.
* Using the brakes correctly.
5) Go cycling with the tester or an adult you know.  Show that you understand:
* the Highway Code for cyclists.
* hand signals that cyclists use
* how to carry essential items.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - Cyclist Badge

1) Show how to check that a bicycle is safe to ride.  Show how to check that the chain, brakes and tyres are all in good order.
2) Do all of the following.
* Wear clothing that is safe for cycling.
* Explain why it is important to be seen when cycling
* Know where to find details of the lighting-up time.  Show how to keep lights and reflectors in working order.
3) Make a simple repair kit to carry with you when cycling.  Bring it to the test and show how to use the items.
4) In a safe area, safely ride your bicycle:
* in and out of a line of blocks or cones
* using the brakes correctly.
5) Go cycling with the tester or an adult you know.  Show that you understand.
* the Highway Code for cyclists
* hand signals that cyclists use
* how to carry essential items.
2016 Brownie Badge Book - Cyclist Badge

1) Show how to check that a bicycle is safe to ride.  Show how to check that the chain, brakes and tyres are all in good order.
2) Do all of the following.
* Wear clothing that is safe for cycling.
* Explain why it is important to be seen when cycling
* Know where to find details of the lighting-up time.  
* Show how to keep lights and reflectors in working order.
3) Make a simple repair kit to carry with you when cycling.  Bring it to the test and show how to use the items.
4) In a safe area, safely ride your bicycle:
* in and out of a line of blocks or cones
* using the brakes correctly.
5) Go cycling with the tester or an adult you know.  Show that you understand.
* the Highway Code for cyclists
* hand signals that cyclists use
* how to carry essential items.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Cyclist Badge


When riding a bicycle you must wear a helmet that fits you and is not damaged.

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1. Show how to check that a bicycle is safe to ride. Show how to check that the chain,
brakes and tyres are all in good order.

2. Do all of the following.

  • Wear clothing that is safe for cycling.
  • Explain why it is important to be seen when cycling.
  • Know where to find details of the lighting-up time.
  • Show how to keep lights and reflectors in working order.

3. Make a simple repair kit to carry with you when cycling. Bring it to the test and show
how to use the items.

4. In a safe area, safely ride your bicycle:

  • In and out of a line of blocks or cones
  • Using the brakes correctly.

5. Go cycling with the tester or an adult you know. Show that you understand:

  • The Highway Code for cyclists
  • Hand signals that cyclists use
  • How to carry essential items

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