Governors' Area

Learning to Cycle

Published: 31st January 2024

Bourne Westfield was delighted to welcome Stephen Baxter from Outspoken Training to deliver Bikeability Balance to children in the Reception classes.   

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. 

Reception Lead Teacher, Catherine Bull, commented, “The children have been whizzing around the playground pretending to cross the bridge and avoiding the crocodiles! Although the weather was very cold, the children wrapped up warm and they have had a great week learning new skills and being active and engaged in the fresh air. They have all been so excited about having their turn on the bikes. It has been brilliant to take part in this scheme which enhances   

the children’s physical development and has such a positive impact on learning across the curriculum.” 


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