Free Bikeability Lessons

Presented by Alton Town Council


Thursday 11 August 2022

Presented by

Alton Town Council


Lessons are free, but must be booked


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Learn practical skills and understanding of how to cycle on today’s roads

What is Bikeability?
Bikeability is the government’s national cycle training programme. It helps you learn practical skills and understanding of how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the confidence to cycle and enjoy this skill for life.

How much does Bikeability cost?
Nothing, the sessions have been jointly funded by Alton Town Council and with Hampshire County Council through a Councillor Grant kindly provided by County Councillor Andrew Joy.

Who will be running the sessions?
An experienced instructor called Vincent Licence and owner of 123 CycleRight

How old does my child need to be?

Your child can take part in the Bikeability Level 1 sessions if they can ride a bike unaided. Most children take part in Level 1 when they are between 7 and 10 years old. However, we know that every child is different and learn at different ages.

What if the weather is poor on the day?
Poor weather is a part of life and so is learning to cycle in it! Your child should wear layers and waterproofs to protect them during the course.

Your Bikeability instructor will decide if training will go ahead in poor weather. They might finish the session early.

How long is the session?
The session are between 90 minutes and 2 hours. Please make sure they have a drink with them.

Where will the session be held?
The session will run in the coned off area of the car parks at Anstey Park and Jubilee Playing Fields.

Location: Anstey Park (Main car park), Alton
Thursday 4th August, Tuesday 16th August & Thursday 25th August
9:00am - 11:00am, 11:30am - 1:30pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Location: Jubilee Playing Fields (Near Sports Centre end), Alton
Thursday 11th August & Tuesday 23rd August
9:00am - 11:00am, 11:30am - 1:30pm or 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

Do I need to stay with my child / children?
You are welcome to observe your child from outside the area as you do not need to be involved in the session.

Please note: You will need to complete a consent form whether you stay or not.

Does my child need their own bike and helmet?
Yes: but we understand everyone’s circumstances are different. Please let us know if you need a bike and helmet on the registration form and we will match your child up with a bike.

If your child does not have their own bike and/or helmet, or you have any further questions please contact Kaylie