Everything tagged with 7

Blog post: Youth cycling clubs in London

Young Southwark Cyclists is a club for under-18s based at Burgess Park Bike Track in Burgess Park, Southwark. Membership costs £5 for 1 year, and gets you access to their rides and events including barbecues, parties and races around the t...

Blog post: Case study: Sir Thomas Abney Primary School

STA bikes started in 2000 at Sir Thomas Abney Primary School with a small grant from the LCC. They started with developing a regular programme of cycle training in the school, and sought to make cycling a normal part of school life. Cycling is no...

Blog post: Classroom activities and clubs

Cycle training is not currently part of the National Curriculum, but under the Government’s ‘Travelling to school’ action plan teachers are encouraged to use geography, personal, social and health education and other lessons to...

Blog post: Bike buses

Bike buses are an excellent way for childen to start cycling to school. These are normally organised by schools together with parents. A bike bus is simply a group of children cycling to and from school supervised by parents. They will follow an...

Blog post: School travel plans

Increasingly schools are promoting cycling for children over 9 years old according to the Government’s ‘Travelling to school’ action plan. By cycling to school, children and parents are taking daily exercise. This has both imme...

Blog post: Cycling to school

Studies have shown that the heavy traffic around schools when parents are dropping off and collecting children makes them especially dangerous for all students including those being delivered by car. By leaving the car at home you will ...

Blog post: Kids' bikes and gear

At some point your child will be ready for their own bike – usually from 4 years upwards. This might be a tricycle, a bicycle with stabilizers or a bicycle without. Many parents now opt for first bikes that have no pedals (like the PUKY or...

Blog post: Trailer cycles and tandems

Trailer bikes and tandems are flexible alternatives for the period when your child is too old for a child seat or child trailer but too young to ride on their own, or for when you wish to ride longer distances than your child will be able cope w...

Blog post: Child-carrying tricycles

Some child-carrying tricycles come with seats on the back, which are a good means of carrying children without the traditional problems associated with mounting and dismounting the bike. However, these tricycles can be very wide and are not suit...

Blog post: Trailers

6 months to 6 years approx Trailers may not be appropriate for heavy traffic in central London, but they can be great for less busy areas. They don’t affect your centre of balance, and if the bike falls over, a good trailer won’t. ...

Blog post: Child seats

9 months to 3 years approx A baby should be able to hold its head up unsupported, and with a helmet on, before s/he is carried in a child seat. This is usually between 9 to 18 months; you may wish to consult your GP if you’re feeling unsu...

Blog post: What to wear

If you are cycling in cold weather you should dress your child warmly, remember younger children will not be cycling themselves; so while they will get wind chill they will not warm up as they go along. Similarly in the summer don’t forge...