Thomas Whitehead C of E VA Primary School

Thomas Whitehead CE Academy

A member of the Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust

Believing & Achieving together

Church School
Xtranet VLE


Children in Years 4 & 5 were given the opportunity to take part in Bikeability cycle training. The main purpose of the initiative is to get more people cycling, more safely, more often. In England Bikeability is funded by the Department for Transport and is offered (with parental consent) to about 50% of primary school children, mostly in urban and suburban settings.

The training took place during school time in and was delivered at Bikeability levels 1 (off-road bicycle handling skills) and 2 (on-road cycling skills).

The idea is that children will ultimately be able to cycle consistently, competently and confidently on quieter roads and simple junctions over short distances.

The children who took part enjoyed the experience and we hope to be able to offer these opportunities again next year.