Why is cycling so good?

Balanceability offers an easy entry point to the world of cycling for children and their families.

  • Cycling is a fun activity that provides children with a sense of freedom.
  • Riding a bicycle provides physical activity that aids in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A child who enjoys riding their bike is more likely to cycle as an adult for transportation, recreation or even become an Olympic athlete!
  • Nearly half of the UK’s children are unable to ride a bike by the time they turn six due to the increased pressures of modern lifestyles. Through a fun and safe introduction to riding a bike, Balanceability aims to 'embed in the psyche' of young children that cycling is a part of life.

It is widely reported that modern lifestyles are becoming more sedentary and fast-food diets are contributing to poor health and obesity – especially in young children.

Cycling can be a great family activity and there are lots of traffic-free routes to cycle, whether for a day out or a trip on holiday. It’s also a really easy way to get exercise and get around. Short routes to school or to a friend's house could be cycled and it is legal for young children to cycle on the pavement. 

“The Balanceability programme contributes to meeting the physical activity guidelines for healthy development as well as providing a success-orientated experience, helping to build up children’s confidence and sense of achievement.”
Patricia Maude MBE, lecturer in physical education at Homerton College, University of Cambridge and author of Physical Children, Active Teaching

How to order

Create a Quick Quote OR call us on 0333 241 2430 to discuss further. Once a quote has been received please arrange for a Purchase Order to be e-mailed to info@balanceability.com OR faxed to 01952 797465.

When your Purchase Order has been received an invoice will be sent back to you which also includes a delivery date.

I was impressed with the potential opportunities Balanceability offers for younger children who would normally have to wait until year six to receive any formal cycle training.

Attending a Balanceability demonstration at Welton Primary School, I was impressed with the potential opportunities it offered for younger children

Chris Revill Project Officer - Sport & Active Lifestyles Team

Working with schools as a Bike It officer, I have found that there is a real gap in cycle training for children below year five who can access a Bikeability course.

Balanceability offers the perfect solution to this gap in skill development. I was extremely impressed when I observed the course

Jim Imeson - Bike It Officer, Sustrans

Balanceability is the fundamental starting point for children’s cycling and an excellent opportunity to promote active lifestyles at the earliest possible age.

I can see it also provides a natural lead into Bikeability for Schools and I would encourage all schools to
Chris Boardman MBE - Olympic Champion and World Record holder

Balanceability offers children a great opportunity to become competent cyclists at an early age through the development of balance and control.

The Programme is made up of progressive learning experiences, with fun ways to learn to cycle on balance bikes. This

Patricia Maude MBE - Lecturer in physical education at Homerton College, University of Cambridge

I am delighted to work with Balanceability.

A child who enjoys riding a bike is more likely to cycle as an adult or even to become an

Laura Kenny (née Trott) OBE - The first woman to win four Olympic gold medals
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