Children’s group cycling confidence classes

Learn to ride, for children who cannot yet pedal without help or without stabilisers

Our term time classes will be starting up again after Easter and will take place in Victoria Common between 4.30pm and 6pm

The first term time session will be April 25th 4.30pm – 6pm at Victoria Common click here for  booking

 

Easter holiday classes are now available for booking with more with more dates coming so watch this space!

4th April 12.30 – 2pm at Victoria Common click here for booking

4th April 3pm -4.30pm at Victoria Common click here for booking

10th April 1pm -2.30pm at Victoria Common click here for booking

How long will it take your child to learn to pedal?

Improvers, for children who can consistently pedal 10 metres without help and without stabilisers – click here.

There is a £5 registration fee the first time you book, this is to deter no-shows.

Please note that our classes are usually over-subscribed.  We will put on more dates and hope to accommodate everyone who needs tuition.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Our aim on this course is to teach each attendee the basic competences they need in order to enjoy cycling safely, subject to timing and progress.  including:

– understanding safety equipment and clothing including helmet

– carry out a simple bike check

– get on and off the bike without help

– pedal without help and stop without help

– make the bike go where they want

– use gears, where present

– manoeuvre safely to avoid objects.

You will need a roadworthy bike to take part in this course, with lights where appropriate.  We do not recommend the use of stabilisers for children as they are not the best way to help the child to learn the necessary skills.  We request that all participants wear a helmet.  If your child has a bike with stabilisers please click here for more information.

The group cycling instruction class is free of charge, but please consider making a donation to Northfield Ecocentre to support the running costs of Cycle South Brum.

Supported by

Move more, eat well

5 responses to “Children’s group cycling confidence classes

  1. “Children must be accompanied by an adult.” Does the adult have to ride a bike during the session? Or are they just there to supervise their child? My friend’s grandson would like to learn to ride his bike but none of the adults in his family can actually ride.

    • Dear Ruth, Sorry for the delay in replying, we’ve only just picked up this comment. The adult does not have to ride a bike during the session. We just need them to be present.

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