Ar­ran chil­dren are en­cour­aged to get cy­cling

The Arran Banner - - Sport -

Young­sters on Ar­ran have been learn­ing about the ben­e­fits of cy­cling re­cently.

Three in­struc­tors from Get Cy­cling have been go­ing round the schools on the is­land giv­ing chil­dren Bike­abil­ity train­ing on their range of bikes de­signed for all ages.

Bike­abil­ity train­ing is de­signed to give chil­dren the skills and con­fi­dence they need to cy­cle safely and en­cour­age them to carry on cy­cling into adult­hood. And they held a fi­nal ses­sion for adults and chil­dren at Ar­ran High School on the day of Santa’s Sparkle.

Ian Field­send, from Get Cy­cling, said: ‘We have had a great time on Ar­ran and the kids have been re­ally en­thu­si­as­tic. They even gave us cards and let­ters of thanks at the end of the pro­gramme.’

The course was laid out in the Lam­lash pri­mary play­ground.

Lewis Gregg tries out his ped­alling skills on the fixed bike.

These three-wheeled con­trap­tions gave a new slant to cy­cling.

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