Who for?

Our Improvers Course is designed for children aged 5-10 years old who can already to ride a bike with pedals by themselves and would like to develop their skills and confidence further.

Course description

The course (4 x 1 hour sessions) will teach children a number of more advanced skills through a range of fun activities and games.

The course will teach riders the following skills:

  • Controlling speed
  • Riding in a group
  • Using gears
  • Setting off
  • Advanced cornering
  • Taking a hand off the bars
  • Racing skills
  • Bike, helmet and clothing checks

The course will also prepare children to learn how to cycle on the road in the future (not covered during this course).

All sessions are held outdoors in a traffic free area.

Equipment

Children should bring their own bike to use during the course. The bike should be in good working order. Children are required to wear a cycle helmet at all times during the course.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section at the bottom of the page for further information about what types of bikes/helmets/clothing are suitable.

Cost

£40 per child (plus a small booking fee).

How to book

To book a place on one of our Learn to Ride courses see the below list of upcoming courses. Click on the “Book now” link next to the course that you would like to book a place on and complete the information requested.

Upcoming courses

DatesTimes (each day)Venue (click for map)How to book
Fri 17th, Fri 24th Sept, Fri 1st, Fri 8th Oct5.00-6.00pmCringleford Primary School, Dragonfly Lane, Cringleford BOOK NOW

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To help you understand the course fully we have compiled the below answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).

If you child has their own balance bike and/or helmet which they would like to use then feel free to bring them along. Children should be able to sit on the seat of their bike and put both feet flat on the ground.

Balance bikes and helmets can be borrowed if you don’t have your own. Please indicate when booking if you need to borrow any equipment.

Children should wear comfortable clothing for the course. It should be suitable for the indoor/outdoor conditions on the day. A long sleeve top and soft trousers (e.g. jogging bottoms) are recommended for comfort. Skirts/dresses are not recommended.

Yes, we require all participants to wear a suitable bike helmet at all times during the courses. If you dont already have your own then we can lend you one. Please indicate when booking if you need to borrow any equipment.

Full refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. Alternatively your place can be transferred to a future course.

If a session(s) has to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions or instructor illness then an additional session will be added to the end of the course (date to be specified by Little Riders).