Free cycling sessions in February half term

The Big Bike Project is running free Learn to pedal and Bikeability sessions during half term in: Balsall Heath, Small Heath, Handsworth and Chelmsley Wood, every day from Monday 17th February until Thursday 20th February 2020.

Learn to pedal

Learn to pedal is a high-quality cycle training course for children who live in Birmingham and North Solihull. It follows high quality cycle training guidelines and delivers training for all skill levels from complete beginners and for those who want to develop cycle handling and awareness skills. The sessions are free of charge including the bikes and helmets provided. Parents must accompany children under the age of 16 years.

Level 1

Held on traffic free training sites, Level 1 will help improve riding control skills, and confidence. Level 1 is ideal for children in school years 4 and below. There is no need to book for Level 1- just come along.

All Level 1 sessions run from 10am – 12:15pm and 1:15pm – 3:15pm. Find all Level 1 sessions in the table below.

DateVenue
Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th February Solihull Meriden Park, B37 5TB
Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th February North Solihull Sports Centre, B37 5LA
Every day from Monday 17th until Thursday 20th February – Balsall Heath City Farm, B12 8NN
– Small Heath Wellbeing Centre, B10 9RX
– Handsworth Wellbeing Centre,  B20 2BY

Level 2

If your child can confidently ride and control their bike, it’s time for Level 2. Sessions take place on the road, learning about road positioning, signalling, hazards etc. Level 2 sessions must be booked in advance by emailing: bigbirminghambikes@theaws.org or calling: 0121 728 7030).

All Level 2 sessions run from 10am – 12:15pm and 1:15 – 3:15pm. Find all Level 2 sessions in the table below.

DateVenue
Every day from Monday 17th until Thursday 20th February – Small Heath Wellbeing Centre, B10 9RX
– Handsworth Wellbeing Centre, B20 2BY

Bikeability

Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.

There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills- no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.

All Bikeability sessions run from 10am – 12:15pm and 1:15pm – 3:15pm. Find all Bikeability sessions in the table below.

DateVenue
Every day from Monday 17th until Thursday 20th February – Balsall Heath City Farm, B12 8NN
– Small Heath Wellbeing Centre, B10 9RX
– Handsworth Wellbeing Centre,  B20 2BY

The Big Bike Project

The Big Bike Project is part of Active Communities and offers a range of free cycling opportunities to help encourage more people to cycle. By removing barriers, one ride at a time, the project makes it easier for you to get on a bike- whether it’s cycling to the park, shops, or purely for health and pleasure.

Sessions range from Learn to Ride for complete beginners, confidence building skills sessions for those who want to cycle on the roads, to longer led rides as well as inclusive cycling sessions with a range of adapted cycles.

We offer free bikes and helmets to use at our sessions with further opportunities to receive a free bike through our bike giveaways and Bike Banks. 

You can find out more about the Big Bike Project and other free activities run by The Active Wellbeing Society online at: www.theaws.co.uk and by searching for ‘The Active Wellbeing Society’ on social media.

For any questions about any of the February half term sessions, please contact Big Bike Project on 0121 728 7030 or email: bigbirminghambikes@theaws.org

13th February 2020  |  Rachel Hall