Course builds bike confidence


A group of budding young cyclists have won their spurs by becoming the first group to complete an advanced ‘learn to cycle’ course.

The Balance Bike 2 qualification was gained by four children at Dundee and Angus College recently, the first group to graduate from the special balance bikes to pedal bikes.

Taught by sports students at the college’s sport and fitness facility at the Saltire Centre the children are now able to cycle with confidence.

Course leader Dr Sarah Ramminger said: “It was wonderful to see how the little ones progressed so rapidly. It’s an easy and pain free way for them to learn to ride a bike and our student instructors have gained hugely from the experience too.”

The balance bike courses at Dundee and Angus College are ideal for building confidence and skill in cycling, and the Balance Bike level one course is aimed at children aged between two-and-a-half and four.

Older children and those who have completed level one are encouraged to tackle level two which aims to have children pedalling their own bike by week three.

The next course will run for six weeks from Tuesday, January 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. For more information call 01241 432724.