ROAD SAFETY TEACHING
Can your children cycle safely on the roads?
We ran an intensive course during the summer holiday 2021, during which we taught 10 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 - dates to be confirmed
Suitable for confident cyclists aged 9-13
10.30 - 12 noon Monday - Friday
£25 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
The choices of classes are:
To understand and determine which class is best for your child, please read this document. The document contains the links to our Eventbrite Booking System. If you are unsure as to which class is best, please email us at email@example.com or call 07900 403954 or 07887 654367 to speak to a member of the team.
£5 per session
The sessions are run in accordance with British Cycling and government guidance
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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.
We finished our regular teaching sessions in October 2020 for a winter break.
During 2021, we have had two sessions most Sundays, and many more children have developed into confident cyclists.