Bikeability is the government’s national cycle training programme. It helps people of all ages learn practical skills and understand how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability has a mission, to have helped 5 million children take up Bikeability cycle training and cycle more confidently and more often by 2025.
Bikeability works with Holiday Activity and Food Programmes across the county to support children and young people to gain confidence whilst cycling.
In summer 2023 and in partnership with The Active Wellbeing Society , Bring It On Brum! provided 680 cycling opportunities across 8 districts in Birmingham.
Stats from summer 2023:
- 45% of those that attended learnt to pedal for the first time
- 55% completed their Level 1 confidence building course.
“Excellent thank you so much. Real added value and the kids and parents love it. Most kids completed learn to ride Level 1 and I plan to take out older ones for Level 2 in the future.” Andy Brown, Oasis Hobmoor (Bring It On Brum provider)
“We have a number of children with special educational needs who all participated in the bikeabilty. Because we did not have massive amounts of young people participating the staff were able to spend some one to one time with the young people who needed extra support. This made a real difference to these young people and meant that they were able to really get to grips with riding a bike well.” Bring It On Brum Provider
The Active Wellbeing Society works with schools and organisations across Birmingham to bring Bikeability to their doorstep. Offering more young people the opportunity to have a range of cycle training delivered on-site and on road to teach a vital life skill.