Over the years we have tested many bikes and owned more helmets than most people own shoes.
We have, along with the help of our thousands of amazing young riders, dropped them, crashed them, shoved them in the back of a van, crammed them into a cupboard and generally subjected them to day after day of fun and hard work. That has allowed us to find the absolute best bits of kit that money can buy. The most hardwearing, best fitting, easiest to use, simplest to maintain and generally most awesome pieces of equipment available.
We’ve trialled and discarded more stuff than we’ve kept, so you can be assured that what we supply you will last and will allow you to focus on the fun stuff, playing with the children and helping them learn as much as they can in your lessons.
With that in mind you will get 6 bikes, 6 helmets and a set of resources in a bag that have all been specially designed to perform day after day.
You will also get the jewel in the crown; The spell book! A resource folder with a huge range of games and activities that have all been designed around the Characteristics of Effective Learning, with assessment sheets and off-the-bike classroom based activities that have been designed and tested with groups of children from a wide range of different schools in different settings. We have developed a range of different activities that are linked and sequential and built around the requirements of the COEL and all aimed at supporting the development of the children across all of the 9 characteristics. It’s not just about learning to ride a bike (but try telling the children that when they’re zooming around under their own steam!) but rather the development of all round skills, Gross Motor Skills, leading to Fine Motor Skills and improved pen control, communication, perception, spatial awareness and more.
The fun doesn’t stop there. You will also get a half day of training for you and the team, all practical and aimed at getting you using the kit, interacting with each other and the children and leaving you feeling enthused and ready to start sharing the love of the programme.
And there’s more. We realise that things change in school, that you have lots of other things to achieve with the children and that you’ll want some extra support, some new ideas and often a nice virtual hug to remind you that you’re doing an awesome job. So we have an online portal for you where you can download resources, talk to others on a forum, buy extra resources and even ask us to come in and deliver more training to new team members. Essentially we want you to be using Cyclings all year round, year after year, so we’ve done everything we can to try and help.