Its all about the training in Edinburgh! 31/05/2011Posted by Amy Hickman in Asda, Edinburgh, Education.
Training up leaders to deliver cycling activities is key to ensuring Bike Clubs are successful. Three groups in Edinburgh have recently participated in Cycling Scotland training courses thanks to funding and support they received from Bike Club.
Five Bike Club leaders from Brunstane Primary School and Niddrie Community youth group attended the Cycle Ride Leader course. This one day course is designed to allow leaders to take groups out on pre risk assessed rides on cycle paths, canal tow paths and quiet roads. Participants were taken through the basic M check and taught some basic trail side repairs. Later in the day the group planned and went for a ride along the ‘Innocent Railway’. Whilst out on the ride the tutor discussed potential scenarios that could happen and the participants came up with possible solutions.
These Bike Club leaders are now fully equipped and confident to take young people they work with out and about to explore Edinburgh by bike. They also now know what they should be carrying with them in their trail side repair kit out on a ride….
Kaimes School now ready to start up their Bike Club project for children with additional support needs. Twelve staff at the school attended a bespoke Cycle Trainer assistants course, again delivered by Cycling Scotland tutors. This will allow the Bike Club leaders to deliver basic cycle skills using the Ready Steady Bike programme in the playground and for those that are more confident, to progress to on road training.