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Bikeability

Bikeability is 'cycling proficiency' for the 21st century designed to give young people the skills and confidence to ride safely on today's roads. Cycling is healthy and fun and should be encouraged, but it is very important that our youngsters learn how to cycle safely.

 

Bikeability has always been important in improving the safety, confidence and competence of young people travelling to and from school, but with the new focus on Health & Wellbeing, life skills and 'Active Schools' linked to the doubling of the PE Premium, it is more important than ever before. Cycling to and from school is considered 'Active Travel' and can be included in a young person's 'Active 30 Minutes'. Delivering Bikeability at your school demonstrates the development of an active culture leading to an 'Active School'. Developing active travel, including any costs associated with delivering Bikeability (where applicable) is a legitimate spend of the PE Premium and can go towards achieving the 'Active 30 Minutes'. 

 

We run closed courses in schools on their school site and we also run open group courses during most school holidays at our Sports Centre. One to one 'learn to ride' sessions are arranged on demand.

 

We rub Bikeability courses during all school holidays as detailed below. Early booking is essential for all training as places are strictly limited and courses will only run if minimum numbers are reached. Payment and booking forms are required in advance to ensure that courses are viable.

 

LEVEL 1 TRAINING FOR PUPILS IN SCHOOL YEARS 3, 4, 5 AND 6:

 

This training teaches basic cycle control skills in a safe environment away from traffic and will be run at Harris C of E Academy's Sports Centre in Rugby.  Children need to be able to ride a bicycle before attending.

 

LEVEL 2 TRAINING FOR PUPILS IN SCHOOL YEARS 5 AND 6:

 

This training prepares students for cycling on the public highway for short journeys such as from home to school and will be run from Harris CofE Academy's Sports Centre in Rugby.

 

To book a place on any Bikeability course, please call Debbie on 01788 812549 ext. 304 or email ssp@harriscofeacademy.co.uk

 

Children's experiences of Bikeability training

This is a video commissioned by Better By Bike to show the experiences of children taking part in Bikeability cycle training in Greater Bristol, UK.

Bikeability training for children - Better By Bike

Young people are able to get Bikeability cycle training if they live in Bristol, North Somerset, Bath & NE Somerset or South Glos. This video shows what to expect during the Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 courses.

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