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5 days ago

Go Velo

The team is out doing a route recce for next weeks work at St St Christopher's CE High School today. Lovely to see Lily out too! ... See MoreSee Less

The team is out doing a route recce for next weeks work at St St Christophers CE High School today. Lovely to see Lily out too!

6 days ago

Go Velo

We have spent the last 2 days interviewing and have met some amazing people with really complimentary skills and experience. We can’t wait to welcome new people to our team. Feeling very excited about the future! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to all who have been successful.

I need a new job, one with no contact with members of the human race preferably.😱🤣

2 weeks ago

Go Velo

The team did a zoom CPD today, covering communicating with young riders delivered by Elaine Warner, Head of children and young people’s services at CB Associate Training. Elaine worked for Go Velo for a number of years and has moved on to an amazing job with a superb training company. We are sad to see her go, but lucky to still be able to call on her for her amazing advice and support. Thanks Elaine, good luck for the future! ... See MoreSee Less

The team did a zoom CPD today, covering communicating with young riders delivered by Elaine Warner, Head of children and young people’s services at CB Associate Training. Elaine worked for Go Velo for a number of years and has moved on to an amazing job with a superb training company.  We are sad to see her go, but lucky to still be able  to call on her for her amazing advice and support. Thanks Elaine, good luck for the future!

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Thank you xxx xxx that is a lovely send off. Will always be at the end of the phone if you need me xx

All the best Elaine 😃

2 weeks ago

Go Velo

Our first Big Bike Swap went well, here’s a few of the children who came away with bigger bikes and got a quick lesson with instructors before they rode away confidently! All bikes were checked by a qualified mechanics and the unclaimed bikes will be offered to local primary schools for children who do not have access to one. Many thanks to everyone for helping to make this little experiment work! Seeing these happy faces on new bikes, I reckon we will do it again! #recycling #bigbikesswao ... See MoreSee Less

Our first Big Bike Swap went well, here’s a few of the children who came away with bigger bikes and got a quick lesson with instructors before they rode away confidently! All bikes were checked by a qualified mechanics and the unclaimed bikes will be offered to local primary schools for children who do not have access to one. Many thanks to everyone for helping to make this little experiment work! Seeing these happy faces on new bikes, I reckon we will do it again! #recycling #bigbikesswao

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A wonderful service

Ian Williamson 🙂

Brilliant they grow so quickly this is definately a winner idea!

They do that with ski equipment in Aspen x

Well done guys!

Fantastic idea!

What a fabulous idea, love it.💜

Awwwwww happy to see Olivia’s bike with a new owner 🥰

What a great idea, we would be intrested in this is you did it again. Missed this.

Fab idea 👍

Glad to see that Alice’s bike got a happy new owner 😀

Brilliant 🤗

Just a brilliant idea

Brilliant idea!

Great idea

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2 weeks ago

Go Velo

Pleased to be working with www.nacro.org.uk as their recognised delivery centre. The existing instructors at Nacro are re qualifying and their team expanding. Go Velo will be doing their training and will also be supporting them in setting up their Bikeability scheme. Exciting times! #gottheballroling ... See MoreSee Less

Bikeability for Year 5 School Children

Go Velo was AMAZING! We did lots of things and learnt a lot too.

About This Project

Cycle skills are essential for children if they’re going to learn to ride safely and confidently.

 

We’ve been giving cycle training to year 5 and 6 children at this Preston school every year since 2012. We provide Bikeability training at levels 1, 2 and 3.

 

The idea is to make it easy for schools to book our service, and to be inclusive in what we offer. So we provide bikes and helmets for any children who don’t have them, and we can cater for a range of abilities, including any children with SEND.

 

We give the school letters and consent forms to send on to parents, for them to return before the cycle training session. We contact the school a week in advance to check about break times and lunchtimes, and any adaptations we need to make for special or behavioural needs.

 

By the time our instructors turn up on the day, the school is organised and the children are ready for Bikeability training.

 

What Does Bikeability Cycle Training Involve?

 

“I loved it as I got to cycle as I learned.”

 

The aim of Bikeability cycle training is to give children skills for life when it comes to cycling. This training will encourage them to use their bikes independently for short journeys.

 

Bikeability Level 1 and 2 takes a minimum of eight hours, and the first two of these are about helping children develop their basic bike handling skills in a traffic-free environment. After that, they spend six hours on quiet roads.

 

This allows them to build the confidence they need to cycle in today’s traffic conditions.

 

More Advanced Cycle Training

 

If a child shows confidence, and is able to handle a bike well in more challenging traffic situations, then they can take Level 3 training. This is for year 6 children and should encourage them to ride to high school when the time comes.

 

Level 3 training normally takes place after SATS, when children are more familiar and comfortable riding on roads, having used their Level 2 training for several months.

 

For this training, we carefully plan routes with busier road layouts, with larger roundabouts, traffic lights and multi-lane junctions.

 

 

Training for Younger Children Too

 

Even younger children can benefit from cycle training. They can learn to ride on our balance bikes. These are bikes without pedals, and to make them move, children must use their feet. This helps them develop the vital balance and co-ordination they need for cycling.

 

 

The Value of Bikeability

 

“The team at Go Velo were really kind. They explained everything well and helped us when we struggled. They made cycling fun.”

 

Bikeability training is good for schools, for parents, and for their children.

 

Go Velo delivers Bikeability, and this is a free service, funded by Lancashire County Council through the Department for Transport.

 

For more information, please fill in our contact form, and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible.

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