Bikeability in Year 6

At the beginning the new school year, Year 6 children take part in Level 2 ‘Bikeability’

Bikeability is a cycle training programme that teaches children practical skills and gives them the understanding and expertise they need to ride their bikes on the road.

Level 2 is designed to give children the skills and confidence they need to ride on local roads, of the type that are often found around schools,’ says Paul Robison, director of the Bikeability support team and chair of trustees of the Bikeability Trust. In small groups of up to six children per instructor, kids learn to deal with traffic on short journeys, such as the trip to school.

They’re taught to:

  • Prepare for on-road cycling.
  • Start and finish an on-road journey.
  • Recognise typical hazards.
  • Let others know what they’re about to do, e.g. through hand signals.
  • Know where to position themselves on the road.
  • Pass parked vehicles and side roads.

If you would like to know more about the Bikeability training programme, there is lots of information at
https://www.theschoolrun.com/bikeability-explained

The weather was kind and all the children thoroughly enjoyed the course, gaining a certificate of congratulations.

 

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