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Introducing Bikeability Balance

Bikeability Balance (balance bike training) is targeted at Early Years Foundation Stage and is suitable for both non-riders and children who have already learnt to pedal a bicycle. The training takes place over 4 days and each group of 12 children receives 45 minutes of training each day.  The hope is that this will embed cycling into everyday life for children from a young age whilst tackling some of the barriers to cycling. The bikes and helmets for the training are all provided.

Assistant Headteacher and EYFS leader commented “The children have been whizzing around the playground pretending to be pirates, collecting treasure and crossing the bridge to wake the grumpy bear! They have had a great week learning new skills and being active and engaged in the fresh air. They have all been talking about having a turn on the bikes and have been excited to take part. It has been brilliant to take part in this scheme and enhance the children’s physical development and have a positive impact on their learning in all areas of the curriculum.”

Stuart Meadows, head of instructor development at Outspoken added, “Outspoken Training are really pleased to be able to deliver the ‘Bikeability Balance’ programme to the pupils at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council.  Through fun role play games on balance bikes the children learn to develop their agility, balance and co-ordination, hopefully giving them the skills and confidence to move on to learning to ride a cycle.  Our qualified instructors enjoy these sessions so much, seeing the young trainees making so much progress over the 4 day course, it’s so rewarding.”