18 January 2012
New balanceability for children
Balanceability is the UK’s first and only accredited ‘learn to cycle’ programme for children aged three to five years old, and it has now made its way to One Leisure St Ives.
The innovative programme has been gaining pace over the last two years and is available at 20 sites across the UK. Balanceability is supported by Olympic Champion cyclist Chris Boardman MBE and it’s not hard to see why: “Balanceability is the fundamental starting point for children’s cycling and an excellent opportunity to promote active lifestyles at the earliest possible age.”
Balanceability uses balance bikes, which are basically bikes with no pedals. Children use their feet to maintain balance and to push themselves off, the bikes are easy to ride, bags of fun, and are perfect for those who aren't ready for a pedal bike. Balance bikes develop motor skills, spatial awareness, balance, agility, core strength and co-ordination and also help to increase children’s confidence as they are in control of the bike.
The Balanceability programme enables children to learn how to cycle in a safe environment and provides them with the confidence and skills to eventually move on to a pedal bike without ever needing stabilisers.
The Balanceability programme is a six week course and is an opportunity to put a smile on your children’s faces while letting them learn an important skill. The first course will run on Saturdays from 14 January to 18 February, 10.15am to 11am and 11am to 11.45am. Only £36 for each six week course with small class sizes so booking is essential. Bikes and helmets are provided by the centre.
For bookings and further information contact One Leisure St Ives on 01480 388500.