‘Bikeability’ event comes to Banbridge

Children on the bikeability course.
Children on the bikeability course.

The innovative “balanceability” programme created by Cirencester mum Maria Yates has arrived in Banbridge.

The summer scheme programme for two and half to six year olds, consists of activities and exercises that build confidence, spatial awareness and dynamic balancing skills enabling young people to cycle without the need for stabilisers.

Maria designed the programme to provide the perfect building block for the government’s bikeability scheme being used in schools across the UK and getting children cycling from a very young age.

The Balanceability programme is aligned with the Government’s ‘Start Active, Stay Active’ policy which lays out new guidelines for increased physical activity for young children. It has been awarded a Kitemark by the Professional Development Board for Physical Education and is in line with the curriculum guidance for Foundation Stage pupils.

The programme is being taught by local company Cycle Revolution headed by Gregory Massey. They have been running the course for over eight months with great success.

Bikesa are provided for the level 1 and the initial lessons for level 2, aiming to get the children riding their own pedal bikes by the end of the level 2 programme.

Courses start on July 22 at 12 noon for level 1 and 1pm for level 2 in Banbridge Leisure CentreContact: Greg.Massey@cycle-revolution.co.uk or Mob: 07504 277 270.