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Cycling sessions for Junior School Pupils

Bike Skills


Schools Go Smarter and Ryton Federation invite you to a Free Learn to Ride cycling session


When:                                      Tuesday 19th November-Thursday 21st November

Where:                                    School Playground

What’s happening:                  A cycling/ scooting skills and games session and


Dear Parent /Carer,


As part of our continuing promotion of cycling, we are offering cycling skills and games for your child. Jayne Stanton, our Active Travel Delivery Officer, teaches children bike skills in a fun way.


Children taking part will need a two wheeled bike of their own in safe working order, and a helmet. Other appropriate clothing, such as a short length coat and trainers is desirable. A pair of gloves can also be very useful for avoiding minor scrapes.

Each day, we will also have a scooter skills session for the same class, for those children who do not have a bike and would prefer to bring their scooter. Helmets will be needed for the scooter sessions also.


On Tuesday, we have a session for those children who cannot yet ride their bikes confidently. Last year, this was a great success, with children learning within a few days! This is especially important for those children who are in Year 5 as they will have Bikeability training later in the year but is open to children in any year group who wish to learn.   Please note the times for other classes. Year 6 will have sessions later in the year to prepare them for longer distance challenge rides in the summer term. However, any Year 6 children not yet confident on their bikes are very welcome to join the Learn to Ride session on Tuesday.


Tuesday 19th November- Learn to Ride (any year group)

Wednesday 20th November AM Bike Skills 3JP

                                              PM Bike Skills 4VH

                                              PM Scooter only session for 3JP and 4VH

Thursday 21st  November     AM Bike Skills 4/5SS

                                              PM Bike Skills 5CR

                                              PM Scooter only session for 4/5SS and 5CR


We can accommodate bikes overnight if this makes it easier for children to participate- just ask!


Kind regards,

Mrs Spurr