Local youngsters are being encouraged to take up pedal power by AFC Fylde Community Foundation!
The charitable arm of AFC Fylde Football Club has launched its new Bikeability programme, working with local primary schools helping equip youngsters with the confidence and ability to cycle safely.
As part of the nationally recognised scheme, interactive sessions encourage children to become fully independent on their bikes.
The Foundation’s fully trained Bikeability coaches guide the youngsters through two key stages as part of the course. During the first, KS1 learners begin their cycling journey on balance bikes in- lightweight bikes made without pedals to help younger children improve their confidence. These sessions take place on the school grounds, usually on playgrounds and away from any potential dangers on nearby roads.
By using these special bikes, the children learn to focus on building their spatial awareness and dynamic balance skills without the need for stabilizers.
The next stage of the programme sees KS2 children take a step up to bicycles, practising and preparing for cycling on roads. Learners are taught how to navigate the roads, stop and start and how to share the road with other users.
Foundation School Services Manager Dan Crofts said: “Bikeability is a structured, educational and highly motivational programme that encourages young children to feel confident on their bikes. It makes them aware of how to use a bike safely, increasing their confidence and enjoyment. “
For more information regarding the Foundation’s Bikeability programme, please contact Dan Crofts by calling 07703 672508 or Email him at – firstname.lastname@example.org
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