of the Programme

Benefits of the Programme

Along with swimming, cycling is considered one of the life skills that can encourage children to adopt healthier habits into their adolescence and re-tain these into their adult life. Over the past few years, sadly we have seen a decline in children’s ability to learn to ride. This is due to a number of factors …

  • Socio-economic deprivation
  • Inequality and lack of accessibility
  • Parental engagement

Developing Fundamental Skills Through Cycling

  • Physical Literacy
  • Balance and Co-Ordination
  • Agility and Spatial Awareness
  • Strength and Flexibility

Academic Performance

Exercise is like “Miracle-Gro” to the Brain by strengthening neural connections. This helps pupils to refocus and strengthen their ability to pay attention.

Physical Activity improves working memory. The part of the brain that co-ordinates movement, is the same part of the brain that also processes learning.

Emotional Wellness

Cycling boosts confidence in children, they become independent learners and as a result develop self-esteem and resilience as they learn, enabling them to explore new skills at their own pace.

Cycling also helps children to become aware of their bodies and surroundings helping to regulate their mood and reduce stress levels.

Healthy Habits

Learning to ride enables children to incorporate the regular physical activity they need each day while also forming healthy habits that can last a lifetime.

Regular physical activity helps children build strong bones, muscles, and joints, and it decreases the risk of obesity.