Farcycles has a mission to increase cycling in the community for individual and collective enjoyment and health.
One of the projects is aimed at young people, going into schools and teaching little ones to cycle (Balanceability), then older children to be able to cycle safely on the roads (Bikeability - which has replaced the old Cycling Proficiency).
In summer 2018, eight local cyclists trained under the auspices of Oxfordshire County Council to deliver teaching of safe cycling on the road.
Over 60 children from Years 5 and 6 of Faringdon Junior School were trained!
In autumn 2018, eleven of us were trained to deliver Balanceability which is the modern way to get young children onto bikes.
Stabilisers are OUT, balance bikes are IN!
Farcycles is very grateful to have received grants from Oxfordshire County Community Fund, Faringdon Educational Activities Trust and Faringdon Town Council to fund this work.