Cycle training for children is being offered by Medway Council and Greenacre School Sports Partnership this summer. It’s designed to help improve their skills and roadcraft.

The 2 day Bikeability Holiday courses are available to children in Years 5 and 6, but must be at least 10 years of age.

Bikeability is cycling proficiency for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.

Children should be able to ride a bike and be able to do basic manoeuvres such as stopping, steering, and using gears. Bikes should be geared, BMXs without brakes will not be allowed.

The 2 day training course will involve taking children on the road and giving them the confidence and the skills to ride safely. The courses will be overseen by two of Medway’s Bikeability instructors, and yellow jackets are provided. The wearing of cycle helmets is essential.

The course will be run over two days from 9.30am to 3.30pm, based at Greenacre School in Walderslade. The course costs £10 per child for 10 hours training over the two days, and children need to bring a packed lunch.

The dates available are 25/26 July, 27/28 July, 1/2 August and 3/4 August.

To book a place please return a consent form and a cheque for £10 (payable to Greenacre School) and return to Greenacre School. Consent forms are available from http://www.greenacressp.co.uk under the downloads section.

For more information contact Kelly Harris on 07920 599154 or 01634 666337 x 253 or email harrk036@medway.org.uk.

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