Cycling in Schools
Talbot Primary School have gone bike crazy for Le Grand Depart. The aim was to ensure cycling was available to all from those who can't ride a bike yet right through to those who want to race competitively. This was to not only celebrate Le Grand Depart but to ensure cycling has a legacy for the years following the race.
- Nominated a cycling governor. He leads kids and parent rides, Sky Ride Local rides and has helped set up a local kids bike club with albaRosa Cycling Club http://albarosacc.com/youth/
- Started a bike race team with their own professionally designed shirts by www.inspiredby.co.uk . They currently have a number of British and Yorkshire bike champions. They race at http://westridingtrackleague.com/ and http://www.bsca.org.uk/wordpress/events/ as well as the schools cycle challenge for Le Grand Depart. They won the Yellow Jersey!
- Gave out hundreds of hi viz bibs to families courtesy of British Cycling and Sky Ride local www.goskyride.com
- Started an after school bike club with http://www.pedalgo.co.uk/ to teach kids how to ride a bike.
- Are doing loads of Tour de France inspired activities in the classroom
- Told parents about all that’s going on in cycling including local clubs such as Valley Striders Cycling Club
- Got their pupils up to Bikeability level 3 so they can ride safely on the road
- Had a Tour de France inspired School Fair
Using part of their PE and sport premium for primary schools they
- Built a new bike shelter. Spot prizes are given out to those who ride their bike to school.
- Paid 2 teachers to go on British Cycling's Go Ride for Schools programme so they could teach cycling in the PE curriculum. www.britishcycling.org.uk/go-ride/article/goridest-Go-Ride-for-Schools
- Are buying cheap bikes from eBay so kids without bikes can be taught cycling in the curriculum.