Children’s Learn to ride August 2022

Tuesday 2nd August :  10.00am – 11.00am – Bournville Park the tennis courts 23 Thorn Rd, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1UG

This course is for young beginners (aged 4-12) who cannot yet pedal without help.

Learning to ride a bike is an achievement that will help build confidence and a natural sense of adventure. Cycling is a great way to move more and get active whilst reducing transport costs and environmental impact. If you’re keen to enjoy cycling as a family and get active then we are here to help. 

  • This session is for complete beginners who want to learn to ride a bike for the first time.
  • The sessions start promptly. You will need to meet your instructor at Bournville Park at the Tennis Courts
  • Each session is 1 hour long.


Our aim is to get participants pedalling without assistance and to experience the fun and enjoyment of moving on two wheels.

In these sessions we will teach the following skills: (subject to timing and current ability) 

  • understanding safety equipment and clothing, including helmet
  • carry out a simple bike check
  • get on and off the bike without help
  • pedal without help and stop without help


Each participant will need a bike to take part in this course. We do not recommend the use of stabilisers for children as they are not the best way to help the child to learn the necessary skills and we request that children wear a helmet.  If possible please bring your own bike and helmet, however, if needed please let us know when booking so we can arrange for you to borrow one. Please contact us with the age (if under 12) and height of the rider borrowing a bike so we can make sure we have something suitable. 

This class is for children who want to learn to ride a bike for the first time. Children learn differently and some take longer than others. You may need to attend more than one session to complete the whole course. 

*Children must be accompanied by an adult


Your safety is important to us  


  • We are following current Covid-19 guidelines and health and safety advice. If you are feeling unwell with Covid-19 like symptoms then please do not attend our session. 

If you haven’t been emailed a booking confirmation within 24 hours, please contact us.

This course is free, however we do appreciate donations if you are able. Donations from people like you are essential to ensure we can continue our important work across the city.

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