Has anyone got photos, quotes, stories that you can share showing the positive outcomes of Bikeability training and what it means to the children and their parents? Please share here! For starters take a look at this lovely card that Islington Council received, and some quotes below:
There should be more days of this course because I loved it so much!
It was nice to go onto the roads and know you are safe.
I really liked this course because it was fun and I think it would be good as an after school club.
Parents who might have worried about their child cycling to school safely were really impressed that the Bikeability sessions included planning a safe route to and from home plus test riding it with the instructor. The school's cycle shelter is filled up these days, not just with student bikes, but also with those of staff who were inspired by just how far some of our students cycle in from!
Bill Starkey, the deputy headteacher, Holloway Secondary School
Our students gained basic cycle maintenance skills, as well as cycling skills for the busy roads of London. Having someone spend time with them as they venture onto the roads gives them the confidence to ride solo. This was a very simple scheme to implement with a multitude of benefits for young people.
Declan Hamblin, PE teacher, Highbury Fields
You can't believe how happy I am with these wonderful courses. I thought I will never be able to cycle, but the training was a great help to me
I am really happy and impressed about all the effort that goes into developing cycling in the borough. It’s definitely an investment that will pay itself back over the long run. Well done and good luck going forward.
I just wanted to thank you so much for such a very useful and enjoyable afternoon, relearning my cycling skills. I completed the 22k cycle ride for the London Duathlon, which I was really pleased with, especially as I haven't cycled in about 20 years. The tips about braking, position on the saddle and changing gear were absolutely invaluable. My instructor gave me so much confidence, it really helped so much and I absolutely loved the experience.
I gained massively from the attention paid to how I ride my bike. I have been cycling in London since 1985 and haven’t really stopped to think about cycling style. Great session, very professionally run, enjoyable and I learned masses. Couldn’t ask for more and would recommend to experienced cyclists.
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