Cycle skills training at CLCA

In May, 24 Year 8 students from Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy took part in Bikeability level 1 and 2 cycle training.

The event coincided with mental health awareness week and provided the opportunity for some of our students to take part in some fun and engaging exercise. Bikeability allows students to learn to cycle, as well as gain independence, improve social skills and provide a sense of wellbeing.

The day started with students learning how to check if their bike was road safe. Each student was taught how to make these checks properly and all checks were carried out before the training started. Students then learnt vital skills for riding their bikes on the road such as signalling, riding with others, and negotiating hazards.

Due to their quick progress, students were soon cycling around the streets of Middleton. Every student was successful in gaining both their level 1 and 2 Bikeability qualifications. The students thoroughly enjoyed their day learning how to cycle safely on our roads and displayed our values and expectations perfectly throughout the day.

Mr Nebard, Teacher of PE, said

“The training was a great experience for our students. They learnt so much in a short space of time and were able to successfully navigate the roads during the afternoon session. The instructors were impressed with how quickly our students picked up what they were being taught and commented on the behaviour and politeness of all our students. We are very proud of them.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Cockburn Laurence Calvert Academy


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