ROAD SAFETY TEACHING
An intensive course during the October half-term holiday, 2020
Suitable for confident cyclists aged 9-12, younger by arrangement
10.30 - 12 Monday 26th - Friday 30th October
£25 per child for the course
To book click here
Farcycles has a mission to increase cycling in the community, so that everyone benefits. Individuals will be fitter. Our roads will be safer, less congested and polluted. Everyone will be healthier and happier.
We are offering cycling training to all ages.
We want all children in our community to be given the opportunity to learn to ride a bike.
1. Cycle training for beginners, children and adults, using the method called Balanceability.
2. Road safety training for children and adults to cycle safely on the roads (Bikeability - which has replaced the old Cycling Proficiency).
If you are a beginner or a nervous cyclist and would like to improve, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org .
Click here to read Cycle Training Testimonials
Throughout the Summer of 2020
Where: Faringdon Cycle Park
When: Sundays at 11am - 11.45 and 12 - 12.45
Balance bike training
Progression to pedalling independently
Mondays at 2-2.45 (Toddlers age 2 and 3)
Last sessions before the winter break:
Sunday 18th October Monday 19th October
The sessions are run in accordance with British Cycling and government guidance
Register your Interest here
Whom: Children of any age
Absolute beginners, on stabilisers, not confident
Bring your own bike (we have some to lend) and helmet.
CLICK HERE to book a place for Sunday sessions
For TODDLER SESSIONS for children age 2 and 3 only, who are not confident on a balance bike click here to book a place
Or if you have a question for us email@example.com
Drone photos of cycle training in August 2019
(thanks to Geo-4D)
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 trained to deliver Balanceability which is the modern way to get young children onto bikes.
We ran 2 teaching weeks for children during August 2019. Eighty children went through the training with fantastic results (see testimonials page).
From Sept - Nov 2019, there were teaching sessions for beginners every Sunday morning. 24 children took part.
And during Feb half-term week 2020, another 39 children took part with some great success in getting children pedalling independently - children who had almost given up on ever cycling.
Once COVID lockdown eased, we have had literally hundreds of children learning through balance bikes and progressing to pedalling with regular sessions on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.