Brilliant Bikeability!

Some Year 5 pupils learning bikeability.Year 5 pupils at Bourne Abbey have been learning cycle proficiency thanks to Bikeability.  Bikeability is cycle training which is designed to give the next generation of children the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.  To achieve their Bikeability award, children were instructed, by trained coaches, how to ride their bikes to the Government-approved National Standard for Cycle Training, which sets out the training and skills essential for making cycling trips on today’s roads.

Bikeability is extremely popular with pupils and their parents/carers and all those who attended completed the first two levels of the course.  To complete Level 1 pupils had to demonstrate the skills, safety procedures and understanding to ride in a traffic free environment.  Level 2 covered training on quiet roads with real traffic conditions.  By completing this level the pupils were able to demonstrate the skills and understanding to be able to ride safely to school or other leisure activities.

Head of School, Mrs Sarah Buttress, commented: “It is so important for young cyclists to have the opportunity to develop their road awareness. As a result they are getting a lot more enjoyment out of cycling and their confidence has increased enormously.”