Children’s holiday Bikeability

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update.

Our children’s holiday Bikeability sessions will begin again in August 2020.  Sessions will be run with a Covid-safe protocol, which includes:

  • Sessions will take place outside and socially-distanced (2 metres)
  • We will not lend helmets
  • Sessions may be cancelled at short notice
  • We will run Level 2 sessions only (sessions for beginners and younger children require physical support which is impossible when social distancing)

Please see our home page for the latest news and useful links and our terms and conditions for full details.

If you are able to get to a park with your child safely, you might like to teach them to ride using the ideas in this British Cycling link: https://readysetride.co.uk. Please ensure you follow the current government guidance, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Islington Council offers free Bikeability cycle training for children aged 9-16 years old in the school holidays at Rosemary Gardens (N1) and Tollington Place (N4).

There are three courses available to suit your child’s age and ability.

  • Beginners – learning to ride (age 5 and up, two day course) (not currently available)
  • Level 1 Bikeability – off-road control skills (5-9 years, two day course) (not currently available)
  • Level 2 Bikeability – on-road training for more confident riders (9-12 or 12-16 years, four day course)

Level 2 Bikeability – an introduction to road cycling (9-12 years and 12-16 years)

A four-day course (4 x 2 hour sessions) for children who can cycle well, but have little or no experience of road cycling. This course begins off road to ensure basic skills have been covered.  The training will then move on to local roads, where the children will work on road positioning, junction turns and communication with other road users.

Level 2 Venue

Dates

Times

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Rosemary Gardens (age 9-12)

17-20 August

10.00-12.00

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Rosemary Gardens (age 12-16)

17-20 August

13.00-15.00

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Tollington Place (age 9-12)

17-20 August

10.00-12.00

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Tollington Place (age 12-16)

17-20 August

13.00-15.00

Book here

Rosemary Gardens (age 9-12)

24-27 August

10.00-12.00

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Rosemary Gardens (age 12-16)

24-27 August

13.00-15.00

Book here

Tollington Place (age 9-12)

24-27 August

10.00-12.00

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Tollington Place (age 12-16)

24-27 August

13.00-15.00

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Nearly every Islington school offers free Level 2 courses for its year 5 or 6 pupils – please speak to your child’s teachers or contact us to find out about your school’s next course.

Beginners – learning to ride (age 5 and up) (not currently available)

A short course (2 x 1 hour sessions) for complete beginners who have never cycled before, or have only ridden a bike with stabilisers (training wheels).

Beginners Venue

Dates

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Level 1 Bikeability – off-road control skills (5-9 years) (not currently available)

A two-day course (2 x 2 hour sessions) for children who can already ride (without stabilisers). This course helps develop all the skills that you need to cycle on the road, but the training takes place off road.

Level 1 Venue

Dates

Times

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If there are no courses listed above, or if all courses are fully booked, please contact us to be added to our waiting list. We will alert you when new course dates are announced.