Class 1's Brilliant New Balance Bikes!
A wheely, wheely big thank you to the Ledbury Area Cycle Forum who, thanks also to Ledbury Town Council, Tesco Ledbury, the Ledbury and District Civic Society, Ledbury Rotary Club and several other generous donors, were able to donate six brand new fantastic balance bikes complete with snazzy helmets for our Reception children to use at school!
Research has shown that children progress to riding regular bikes much quicker through practising first on balance bikes rather than on bikes with the traditional stabilisers, and no more is this true than with Bosbury's very own budding Chris Hoys, Victoria Pendletons and Chris Boardmans as they have been seen already zipping around their playground with great confidence on them.
Control is also developing just as well as speed as the children proved on Thursday when they weaved in and out of various obstacles in a challenging course set up for them by Mr. Ponter on the Key Stage 2 playground!
Many thanks once again to all of the groups and companies above in making this venture possible for the children - they are already getting huge amounts of enjoyment out of it and we are confident that they will be very capable cyclists when the time comes to do their cycling proficiency test in a few years' time!