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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

Inclusivity: Working with SEND Children in Mainstream Schools

All the children enjoyed the experience enormously.

About This Project

The Go Velo approach is inclusive, and we welcome the opportunity to offer Bikeability and Learn to Ride cycle training to children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream schools. We’ve developed a clear process for arranging this training:

 

  • The school makes the booking
  • We then ask the school for information about the group we’ll be training, including whether any of the pupils are SEND-registered or require additional support or equipment
  • We allocate instructors according to experience, and we source any specialist cycling equipment that’s required if we don’t already have it.

 

When it comes to our cycle training for schools, we like to encourage all children to have a go, giving them every opportunity to develop and progress.

 

 

What Schools Say

 

Go Velo came into our primary school to delivery Bikeability training to our Year 5’s. Although we are a mainstream school within this year group there are 3 children with mobility issues.  We informed Go Velo of their needs and they provided suitable specialist equipment to enable full inclusivity for these children.”

 

Our instructors take a calm, patient and understanding approach. They work progressively with the children to help build their confidence and abilities. We aim to provide everyone who attends with at least a basic level of cycle skills.

 

We work with children and with staff, so that what we do fits in with the ethos of the school and meets the expectations of its pupils.

 

The idea is to leave all the children who take the training with some sense of achievement:

 

All the children enjoyed the experience enormously and were proud of their certificates and badges. The teacher has asked if Go Velo can come back as the children got so much out of it.”

 

As well as building self-confidence, cycle training can have physical benefits for children with SEND:

 

“One of the children is normally in a wheelchair or walker to get around and the specialist equipment supplied meant that he could sit securely and safely upright and move unaided around the yard.  He absolutely loved it.  His teaching assistant found that the increased mobility and activity helped enormously with his flexibility and strengthened his core. This meant he needed less time her doing physio throughout the course.”

 

As part of the training, we’ll bring along whatever the school requires for its pupils, including bikes, helmets and specialist equipment:

 

“We always find Go Velo to be accommodating and sensitive concerning all children’s needs.”

 

With various schools, we’ve been doing this for years, and this has meant we’ve built up close relationships with them. They know they can rely on us to deliver cycle training that’s appropriate, inclusive and inspiring for all children.

 

 

Cycle Training for Schools from Go Velo

 

For more information about Go Velo’s courses for schools, please fill in our contact form, and we’ll be back in touch as soon as possible.

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