ROAD SAFETY TEACHING
Can your children cycle safely on the roads?
An intensive course during the May half-term holiday 2021, during which we teach children all aspects of cycling safely on the roads.
We start with some sessions on the Faringdon Cycle Park and move onto quiet residential roads, before embarking on a 'proper' cycle ride at the end of the week.
Monday 31st May - Friday 4th June
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
This year, the teaching courses will run differently from last year, so please read this carefully.
Each child attending will be signing up for TWO lessons: One lesson on the first Sunday and a second lesson at the same time the following week. So, for example, if you book for 11am on April 11th, you will automatically have a slot for your child's second lesson at 11am on April 18th.
When booking your child's two-course lesson, be sure you're available to attend both as these slots cannot be easily changed.
There is a choice of class to book and this must be done in advance. We cannot guarantee that is will be possible for us to move children between classes, on the day, due to class size limitations brought about because of COVID-19 and teacher/ child ratio.
Note that both lessons, in the consecutive weeks, will take place in the same class. 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.
The first lesson of your two classes will be charged at £10 and the second lesson is free.
The sessions are run in accordance with British Cycling and government guidance
Register your Interest here
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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.