ROAD SAFETY TEACHING
Can your children cycle safely on the roads?
We have run several courses during the school holidays, teaching a group of local children all aspects of cycling safely on the roads.
We started with some sessions on the Faringdon Cycle Park and moved onto quiet residential roads, before embarking on a 'proper' cycle ride to Great Coxwell at the end of the week.
Next course - TBA
Suitable for confident cyclists aged 9-13
10.30 - 12 noon Tuesday - Friday
£20 per child for the course
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ADULT CONFIDENCE RIDES
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CYCLING WITH CONFIDENCE COURSE
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 (equivalent to 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
SUNDAY TEACHING SESSIONS
Our Sunday lessons have now finished or 2022 and will begin again in the Spring of 2023.
Please visit https://farcycles.eventbrite.co.uk to receive notifications from Eventbrite as new courses are launched.
We offer 1-1 lessons for children wishing learn to ride. Please contact email@example.com to discuss your child's needs, and check availability.
Book at Eventbrite by clicking here
Whom: Children of 3 years and above
Bring your own bike (we have some to lend) and helmet.
If you are still unsure as to which class is best, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07900 403954 or 07887 654367 to speak to a member of the team.
£10 for two consecutive weekend sessions
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 had literally hundreds of children learning through balance bikes and progressing to pedalling with regular sessions on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.
We finished our regular teaching sessions in October 2020 for a winter break.
During 2021, we had two sessions most Sundays, and many more children have developed into confident cyclists.