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Cycling in Tameside Schools

Little Bikers

A fundamental starting point for children’s cycling.

Balance bike sessions are aimed at children aged two and a half to six years old.

Sessions provide a natural lead in to the Bikeability sessions for schools.

Balance bike sessions involve various fun activities that build confidence, spatial awareness and improve dynamic balancing skills, enabling children to cycle without the need of stabilisers.

6 x 1 hour sessions are recommended to see an improvement in a child’s cycling ability and allow sessions to flow and progress each week.

Course provides:

  • Up to 32 children per session.
  • Flexible sessions for your requirements.
  • 16 pre-pedal bikes.
  • 16 helmets.
  • All equipment needed.

For more information, email: mike.jones@activetameside.com

Active Tameside cycling sessions in schools

“By the end of the session, the children had further developed their balance skills, as well as improving their spatial awareness and self-confidence skills. The session was thoroughly planned, adapted to individual needs and was enjoyable for all children taking part whilst delivering specific learning outcomes.”

– Ryan Bardsley, PE Coordinator at St John Fisher RC Primary School

Bikeability

Giving young people the skills and confidence to cycle on today’s challenging roads.

Bikeability is cycling proficiency for the 21st century, designed to give pupils and understanding of cycling road rules in real time situations. Bikeability consists of four two-hour sessions, run over four consecutive days, teaching cycling manoeuvres, signalling and road safety.

The first day involves all pupils completing level one and the final three days involve successful level one pupils completing level two.

Course provides:

  • High visibility jackets.
  • 10 mountain bikes, if pupils do not have access to their own bike or if it is not in a road worthy condition.
  • A helmet for each pupil.
  • A certificate and badge for all pupils.

Level 1

Demonstrate the skills and understanding to allow pupils to make a bike trip, teaching them how to undertake activities safely in a traffic-free environment.

Level 2

Demonstrate the skills and understanding to allow pupils to make a safe trip, whether to school or for leisure, on quiet roads.

For more information, email: mike.jones@activetameside.com

“Our children improved their knowledge of road safety from Bikeability and being out on the local streets, riding their bikes safely. Very knowledgeable instructors.”

– Micklehurst All Saints Primary School, Mossley

Cycle Sport

HSBC UK Go-Ride is British Cycling’s development programme for young people and 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.

The Tameside HSBC UK Go-Ride Coach can contribute to your school’s physical education and sport timetable. Delivered on site, the fun and inclusive coaching sessions will encourage a healthy lifestyle, active learning and physical literacy.

Providing a fleet of high quality mountain bikes, helmets and coaching equipment, our coaches will pass on their knowledge and enthusiasm for the sport and signpost them to the HSBC UK Go-Ride Club, based at Tameside Cycle Circuit.

The Coach can deliver flexible coaching sessions to suit your school and your pupils. These include:

  • Weekly coaching sessions.
  • After school clubs.
  • Taster sessions.
  • Sports days.
  • Healthy living days.
  • Tameside Cycle Circuit trips.
  • Go-Ride race events.
  • Go-Ride balance bike sessions.

HSBC UK Go-Ride is a fantastic addition to the curriculum and with a few simple steps, your school could soon offer inclusive cycle coaching to pupils.

For more information, email: simonwilson@britishcycling.org.uk or call: 07534281258.

Cycle Sport

“Active Tameside’s coaches in schools scheme provides an outstanding service. The children benefit hugely from the excellent teaching and the wide range of PE activities/sports both in and outside of the curriculum.”

– St Paul’s C of E Primary School, Stalybridge

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