Below are some notes from the 2014 Buzz Group session at TABS conference - thoughts / comments?
• It would be helpful for schemes to be able to link with local all-ability cycling organisations, such as Wheels for Wellbeing
• There are a significant number of young people with specific needs who are in mainstream schools
• Mountbatten School have developed a Saturday morning disability club, where Level 2 is delivered to both children and parents as a family
• The need for specialist equipment can be a barrier to participation, and schemes need help with sourcing providers of adaptive bikes
• A change in the instructor ratios is needed for young people with particular needs, as well as adjustments to delivery (eg getting on and off the pavement)
• It also takes longer to deliver training if all the young people in the group have a disability, so session timings need to be adjusted
• It would be helpful for schemes to have more ideas about things to do when a child turns up without a bike, or an unroadworthy bike, or one that is not fitted properly (eg sharing bikes, getting them involved in the session in another way)
• One scheme highlighted that it is ok for schemes who are running all-ability training, to use the £40 per head funding to deliver it as “working towards” Level 2
• It is possible to train young people on the road on trikes
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