Balance is for ages three to five and aims to develop co-ordination using a balance bike to encourage children to progress into riding a pedal bike.
During term time coaches deliver the sessions in schools as part of a 6 week course that has proven to be effective in helping children to prepare for taking part in Bikeability training in Year 5.
The course can be delivered either indoors or outdoors for one hour per week. This can be as Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) time or as an extra-curricular activity.
During school holidays the session is run as a standalone holiday activity.
Bikeability is the 21st Century Cycle Proficiency.
Every Bikeability course is risk assessed and route checks are carried out. High visibility vests are worn and loan bikes and safety helmets are available for those who don’t have their own. Certificates are awarded when passing each part of the course.
Learn to Ride
Learn to Ride sessions take place during school holidays and provide a one hour time slot in which coaches offer one-to-one support to children aged 6 years and older. Sessions aim to develop cycle skills and confidence with the view of children being able to ride independently and unassisted off road.
Throughout the six weeks we’ve seen a big improvement that’s crossed back over into the classroom, with the children able to see spaces and use spatial awareness much better.
Please pass on my thanks to you and your lads for a fabulous Bikeability. The kids really enjoyed themselves and have been buzzing for everyone who passed.
The kids really enjoy their cycling sessions. They’re great for balance, as well as core muscle and motor skills, which are really important at this early age.