Developing cycling skills
This year all students in year 7 have had the opportunity to develop cycling and road safety skills through the Bikeability scheme. Bikeability is about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.
There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.
All year 7 students had the opportunity to participate in level 1 and selected students were chosen to complete level 2 or 3.
This has been a highly effective programme for the students and a number of students who couldn’t ride a bike before, now can. We will continue to run Bikeability for year 7 students next year.