Birmingham City Council

Cycling for Children and Schools

Cycling for Children and Schools

When children decide they wish to travel by bike, undertaking Bikeabilty training is important to keep them safe. Bikeability is fun and gives individuals the skills and confidence to cycle in modern road conditions.

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Bikeability replaced ‘cycle proficiency’ and was developed by more than 20 professional organisations including the Royal Society for Prevention against Accidents and is supported by cross-Government departments including t he Department for Transport, Department of Health and Department for Education.

If children wish to build on their bikeability training and explore cycling as a sport, the Go-Ride Programme may provide an opportunity to do this.

Go-Ride - is British Cycling's development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.

Another initiative to encourage children to think about cycling is ‘Bike it’. Bike it is helps children get fit and healthy by teaching them the skills they need to cycle safely and responsibly.

‘Bike It’ has been very successful, with thousands of pupils now cycling to school every day.

If you are looking for more national advice regarding Road Safety then why not visit the Department of Transport website.

A range of THINK! road safety materials are available for the public, road safety professionals schools and other groups. Click on the link to find teaching ideas, curriculum links, activities, worksheets and more.

Cycling is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy and enjoy spending time with your friends and family so why not make a Change4Life.

Making a Change4Life doesn’t need to be difficult. With a little help, it can be really rewarding and fun!