Getting kids cycling in Birmingham

Kerri French - 07 February 2018

As part of the Winter Cycle Challenge there is lots going on to promote cycling across the city to encourage children and families to get out to cycle more.

British Cycling Go Ride Clubs in Schools

Each school club will have a British Cycling qualified coach to run the coaching sessions. This can either be an external British Cycling qualified coach (e.g. from a local community club), or a qualified teacher who has attended one of British Cycling's coaching courses. The sessions can be run as either an after-school club, or during curriculum PE. Check out their website here for further information.

Bikeability Birmingham

Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.

There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads. Here is a link to their website here for more information.

BNB Community Cycling

BNB CC is a volunteer led service offering all aspects of cycle skills and care. Their rides are led by qualified ride leaders who are trained to look after less confident riders. They offer beginners’ rides, family rides and, for the more advanced, longer rides out into the countryside.  You will find all the information you need right here

So get your family out cycling and earn BetterPoints rewards!