Keeping Kids Riding
Now that your young people have completed Bikeability Level 2 or 3 and have the skills to ride safely, you should start to think about encouraging them to take their interest further – regularly cycling to school, cycling more often for other journeys, and creating and feeding their enthusiasm for more specific activities such as racing or BMX-ing and competitive opportunities through the School Games in individual schools or clusters of schools.
Bikeability Level 3 is a natural progression and will equip young people with more advanced on road cycling skills to help support making journeys further afield. Go to the Level 3 information page for more information.
There are lots of other great ways in which young people can be encouraged to develop their interest in cycling further and here are just a few of them:
- Local cycling clubs, including racing
- Develop intra-school cycling competitions
- Develop inter-school cycling competitions Local leisure and family rides
- More specialised cycling activities such as BMX-ing
The links below take you to external websites where you can find further information on how to keep children cycling with the above activities, and will help you to think about how you can bring them into your schools.