Get your child road-savvy on their bikes this summer

The week long bikeability training course is being offered by Cycle Chilterns, a project encouraging everyone to cycle more in the area.

During the course, the children start in the playground on Monday with basics such as riding in a straight line, signalling and looking behind. Refreshments will be provided on Monday courtesy of The Little Bike Company.

The next few days will be spent on the road learning about awareness, road rules and keeping safe. Skills taught include road positioning and communicating with other road users. The lessons also include how to pass vehicles safely and how to negotiate junctions.

As a special treat for this course, the final day is a led ride with parents so that your child can demonstrate to you what they have learnt.

Grace Lee, Bikeability instructor commented: “Cycling is a great life skill to have and developing these at a young age is invaluable to promoting safe cycling for the future.”

The course details are:

▪ Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August, Woodside Primary School, Amersham
The session times available are: 9.00am – 11am / 11.30am – 1.30pm / 2.00pm – 4.00pm

The course is free but spaces are limited. To book or for more information, contact Ian Taylor on 07801 560 496 or email
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Please note: children should already be able to pedal a normal bike without stabilisers to take part in the training. Bikes should be in good order with two working brakes. Cyclefleet cycle shop just outside Great Missenden, are doing free bike safety checks for kids on the bikeability training – just turn up on Friday 16th August and the mechanics will check over the bikes to make sure they are in good working order for the start of the training on Monday 19th August.