Help us provide more children across the country with a vital life skill and a rite of passage – learning how to ride a bike! An essential, sustainable ‘tool’ for the next generation.
Currently only about 50% of children in England have access to core Bikeability lessons. We believe that every child, including those with learning or physical difficulties and disadvantaged children, should have a right to cycle training. Independent research shows that Bikeability gives children the skills and confidence to cycle more often and more safely on today’s roads. By encouraging more people to cycle more often, Bikeability helps address some of society’s biggest challenges, such as childhood obesity, pollution levels and the growing climate emergency.
What we've achieved
Since 2007 over 3.1 million children have received Bikeability training, and there are 2,750 professionally qualified instructors delivering Bikeability across the country.
Why Bikeability is important
Children with better health and wellbeing have higher levels of school attendance.
They learn to recognise, predict, assess, manage risks responsibly as well as gain confidence, self-esteem and independence.
Make a Difference
Contribute to our future generation's health, independence, and ability to make sensible choices about how they choose to travel. Give them a chance to experience the freedom and fun cycling offers!
“We should be doing all we can to encourage children to pursue active lifestyles. By funding the training using the primary school PE grant, both schools hope that the children will feel more confident on their bikes and therefore cycle more regularly.”Keen cyclist and headteacher Luke Owen believes Bikeability training is vitally important.
“My son has never shown an interest in riding a bike, and up until 6 weeks ago didn’t own a bike. He was adamant he wanted to take part in the scheme and so we went out and purchased a bike for him. As a mum I have been terrified of him taking part in the scheme. Whilst I had faith in the instructors my fear was of my son’s lack of experience coupled with the build-up of traffic on our roads. Now I have confidence that my son has the skills to ride safely on the road to and from school and is much more interested in riding his bike after the training.”Feedback from a mum in Poole.
"Bikeability has had a huge impact on the children who participate. Many more now cycle to school and those who already did are cycling much more safely. The instructors were hugely knowledgeable."Feedback from a school in Milton Keynes.
How your donations have helped
100% of your donation is used to provide additional Bikeability courses to children that aren’t currently able to access lessons (no overhead charges will be applied). There are many schools who can’t offer Bikeability training to children who want to learn as they don’t have bikes – your donations will help ensure that more bikes are available to enable training. Your funding will also help fund trainers provide children with learning or physical difficulties with the extra training time required, so they can achieve their Bikeability goals.