It's widely acknowledged that cycling is a great way to achieve good health and fitness.It's also one of the easiest ways to exercise - you can ride a bicycle almost anywhere, at any time of the year and without spending a fortune, which makes it a perfect activity for the family to do together. Research has found that kids are influenced by their parents' exercise choices! Bikes don't pollute the air either with exhaust fumes. The only energy they use is pedal power!
Whether you're a complete beginner, would like to boost your confidence or want to develop more advanced skills, it's easy to get some training with CycleSafe that fits your needs. All you need is a suitably sized bike, some comfy, practical clothes and some enthusiasm to get going!
Bikeability is a progressive cycle training scheme for the 21st century which has been introduced all over the country to give children and adults the skills and confidence to ride their bikes safely on todays roads. The scheme was developed and approved by Central Government and leading cycling organisations including Cycling England, the CycleUK and Sustrans and offers a uniformed approach to cycle training.
Learn to Balance - Cyclesafe is now also Balanceability Accredited. If you have a child who is struggling to manage to balance a bike why not book a 30 min lesson or two with us to get them going. Lessons take place on a playground in Robertsbridge.
Learn to Ride is aimed at children and adults who have never ridden a bike or children who need help coming off stabilizers.
Riders can then progress through the next 3 levels if they wish to learn to ride on the road.
Level 1 develops cycle control skills and is taught off-road. Trainees will be able to cycle safely on 'off-road' paths after this level. It also develops all the control skills needed for the road. Anyone wanting to learn to ride on the road needs to satisfactorily complete this level first.
Level 2 is for children over the age of 10 and adults who wish to learn how to ride on road safely and assertively. Trainees will be able to cycle on roads with light traffic after completing this training level.
Level 3 is for teenagers and adults and builds on skills learnt in Levels 1 and 2. Trainees learn to cycle in and manage busier traffic junctions. Cyclists should be able to cycle confidently on most roads after this level.
Learn to Ride: main training sites - Robertsbridge and Halstead although we can occasionally offer lessons in Tunbridge Wells during school holidays.
Level 1: main training sites - Tunbridge Wells (group courses during school holidays) and Robertsbridge.
Level 2 and 3: Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Hastings and Bexhill.
We offer individual lessons and also work with schools and organisations to run group courses for children and adults. If you're a parent looking for a different idea for a birthday party, why not contact us to arrange a Fun on a Bike Party at your local school.
Take a look at our Facebook page to view some of our training activity last year.
If your child has missed out on cycling training with their school, CycleSafe run courses at Holmewood House, School, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, during the Easter and Summer Holidays.
A fun-filled 4-session course for 7-9 year olds.
A 4-session course for children aged 10+.
For dates and more information and booking please contact Holmewood House School direct on 01892 860000 or email them directly on CMasterson@holmewoodhouse.co.uk.