Cycle training for children
Parkwood Leisure have been selected as the nominated supplier for Bikeability cycle training in London Borough of Hounslow.
Bikeability is cycling training for the 21st century. Many adults will remember doing their ‘cycling proficiency’ when they were at school, this new Bikeability training scheme is an up to date version of the old course and is designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today's roads.
Bikeability training will equip your child with the necessary skills and knowledge required to cycle confidently for the rest of their life. Your school will be receiving cycle training delivered by Parkwood Leisure’s fully qualified and DBS checked Change Gear Bikeability team on behalf of Hounslow Borough Council.
All children are encouraged to take part and bring their own bikes and helmets. We have a small fleet of bikes and helmets that can be arranged to borrow for those who do not have their own.
- Sessions 1 This session will be playground-based and will cover all aspects of Level 1 training. This will include cycle checks and an assessment of riding skills. Participants MUST reach the required standard in cycle control in order to proceed to the on-road Level 2 sessions that follow.
- Sessions 2- 4 will consist of basic manoeuvres at local road junctions; these include left and right hand turns and over taking parked vehicles.
Children will not be able to continue on to the road sessions if they are unable to complete the above sessions. Once the training has been completed, your child will receive a badge and certificate upon successful completion.
Please note: that the training course is designed to improve cycle control, not teach children to ride.
We will also be running Balance classes for those learning their first steps in cycling alongside Learn to ride courses and even holiday activities! Come and join us for fun packed days of cycling!
If you require any further information. please visit our website
Alternatively if you would like to speak to a member of staff about cycle training, please email the Parkwood Leisure team or call 0776 624 6785.