Get cycling with summer 2015 Bikeability training

Childrens Bikeability Training

Level 1 training – basic control

Boost your child’s confidence on a bike this summer and then join them for a ride on our free Bikeability training courses.

Back for one final time in 2015, Cycle Chilterns is running more Bikeability sessions for children across the Chilterns over the summer holidays. Following our unique and popular format of the sessions last summer, the training will take place over a week with two hour sessions each day.

On Monday, the children will go through Bikeability Level 1 training, learning basic control and signalling movements in a safe environment away from cars and traffic. Children aged 10 years or over can then carry on to Bikeability Level 2. (Level 1 can be booked for any child without having to move on to Level 2.)

The Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday sessions will cover the Bikeability Level 2 training and give participants a real cycling experience. Children are taught how to deal with traffic on short journeys, road positioning and negotiating junctions as well as other real-world skills.

On the final day, parents are invited to bring their bikes along and join in the fun by going for a short ride to see what has been learnt and to brush up on the latest cycling advice to help their child continue to practice. This day has proven very popular in the past with a majority of parents taking the opportunity to ride with their children, seeing the newfound confidence first hand.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

When & Where:

  • Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August 2015: Westfield School, Berkhamsted, Herts
  • Monday 17th – Friday 21st August 2015: Tring School, Tring, Hertfordshire

What time: Choice of 3 sessions 9.00-11.00 / 11.30-13.30 / 14.00-16.00
Who is Bikeability Level 1 for: Boys and girls aged 7 years and up
Who is Bikeability Level 2 for: Boys and girls aged 10 years and over who have completed Level 1 at some point

How much: Free!
What to bring: Bikes should be in good order with two working brakes.
Safety: Helmets MUST be worn during the training.

Please note: children should already be able to pedal a normal bike without stabilisers to take part in the training.

HOW TO BOOK

Places are limited and pre-booking is required. To book please email cyclechilterns@gmail.com or call Dave on 07999 539875

Other Bikeability Training Sessions
There are independent Bikeability courses taking place during the summer at venues across Buckinghamshire including Chesham (10th Aug), Amersham (24th Aug) and Marlow (20th Aug). They have various formats, are run by a number of training schools and some have a small fee attached. More details are available on the LEAP website.


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