Sport Aberdeen equips children with cycling skills

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Sport Aberdeen equips children with cycling skills

Adventure Aberdeen, part of award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen, offers children the opportunity to get to grips with basic bike skills through its ‘Learn to Bike’ sessions.

The primary purpose of these sessions is to allow children to bypass using stabilisers and gain the knowledge and skills to progress quickly to riding a bike.

More recently, Adventure Aberdeen has been able to deliver Bikeability training to 44 out of 46 primary schools in the Aberdeen city area, thanks to funding received from Cycling Scotland and Nestrans.  

Bikeability is a government-recognised national cycle training programme for school children. It is designed to equip them with the skills and confidence required to cycle safely on the roads, and to encourage them to continue cycling into adulthood promoting healthy, active and sustainable travel in future generations.

Currently, Adventure Aberdeen staff support 31 primary schools to deliver Bikeability, which includes training, guidance and on the ground delivery if required. 13 primary schools are using their own teachers and volunteers to deliver the Bikeability sessions, having been trained by Adventure Aberdeen staff.

Sport Aberdeen wants to ensure that all children can enjoy the skill for life that is cycling.

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