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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

Learn to Ride for Reception Children

Go Velo’s Learn to Ride course can rapidly build confidence and cycle skills in even very young children.

About This Project

“They had great fun, and it was amazing how much they learned in just a few sessions.”

 

How young can you learn to ride?  There isn’t necessarily a best age for children to learn to cycle, but the earlier they do, the more ingrained good habits are likely to become.

 

Go Velo’s Learn to Ride course can rapidly build confidence and cycle skills in even very young children.

 

Reception-age children in Pendle gained two-wheeler skills in this way when we visited their school.

 

 

Developing Gross Motor Skills

 

“They are managing to ride their bikes independently.”

 

Learn to Ride helps children develop gross motor skills. These are the physical skills that require whole body movement, and involve the body’s core stabilising muscles.

 

Developing these skills helps with daily activities and functions, such as walking, running, jumping and sitting upright. These skills also include hand-eye coordination.

 

Gross motor skills development can also have an impact on how well children can navigate their environment.

 

 

What Learn to Ride Offers Children

 

Go Velo’s Learn to Ride courses for children gives them a structured, supported means of developing gross motor skills and building their self-confidence.

 

By affirming their own abilities, they grow their self-esteem.

 

The bike course supports and encourages key physical, personal, social and emotional skills.

 

  • In participating, children develop their co-ordination, control and movement. They learn how to manage space and handle equipment.

 

  • They learn the importance of physical activity.

 

  • The course helps them develop a positive sense of themselves, including how they describe these experiences and refer to themselves in a positive way.

 

  • They begin to develop the confidence to try new things, with a growing belief in their own abilities.

 

Learn to Ride can leave a positive legacy for future development.

 

“Since the course, parents have reported that their children have used their bikes at home to push on with their newly-gained skills.”

 

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

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