Working with Links School Sport Partnership and Cycle Experience we have this year put on 5 weeks of Junior Cycling at Forge Valley's Cycle Circuit to see if there would be any interest from local children... and we were blown away. The phone did not stop ringing as we had to cap the junior sessions at 40 pupils from local schools. This was an exceptional uptake and numbers stayed throughout the full 5 week period.
Boys and girls were asked to bring their own bikes and helmets to take part in the sessions and must have been capable riders before coming and learning some new skills to get them up to speed with cycling for sport. Children learned how to ride in groups as well as how to use their gears effectively, when to accelerate and how to handle the bike effectively.
With the trial proving successful we are now working with Cycle Experience over the winter period to put on a full junior cycling programme at Forge Valley and hope to also have a number of adult and family sessions too to get those parents involved. To find out more about the Cycle Circuit at Forge Valley School please visit the school website.
If you want to be the next Laura Trott, Lizzie Armistead, Chris Froome or Bradley Wiggins then we want to see you at the sessions in the spring