For Parents

Learning to ride a bicycle is one of life's milestones, providing children with their first taste of mobile independence.

Is your child stuck on stabilisers?

Maybe you haven’t got anywhere to ride safely...

Don’t worry...we can help.

Balanceability is a programme delivered by qualified instructors in safe environments, designed to provide children with the best possible start in cycling. Balanceability is here to help children - and parents - who may be finding the process of learning to ride a little daunting.

We want children to have the very best experience of cycling.

Group learning based on structured ‘sessions’ (including lots of fun) will help speed up the progression of a child's level of skill.

The Balanceability programme focuses on establishing fundamental and secure balance - which is the most essential part of riding a bicycle.

By establishing the fine and gross motor skills that are required for cycling, children will progress naturally through the key stages and experience the joys of riding a bicycle throughout their early childhood and beyond.

Balanceability utilises Balance Bikes throughout the programme in order to teach children the fundamentals of balance, core stability, gross and fine motor skills and the essential confidence that comes with the process of learning a new life skill.

Balanceability courses are run throughout the UK in Leisure Centres, schools and local communities by fully qualified trainers and is a structured two-level programme consisting of six 45-minute sessions per level. Much like swimming lessons, you can book your children onto a local Balanceability course and are encouraged to take an active interest in the progression and development of your child towards the specific outcome of independent and confident cycling.

Note: Balanceability does not manage course bookings. Find an Instructor near you to see where courses are available in your local area.

Level 1

Level 1 is aimed at children aged 2½- to 4-years-old. It focuses on movement patterns, gross motor skills and dynamic balance using a balance bike. Children learn how to pick up, manoeuvre, mount and dismount their bikes and then learn the skills to ride a balance bike safely.

Level 2

Level 2 is aimed at children aged 4- to 6-years-old and continues the development of gross motor skills and dynamic balance. The main goal is to improve the children’s gliding, stopping and braking skills, enabling them to ride solo on a pedal bike safely and confidently by the fifth or sixth session.

How to book a Balanceability course

Have a look at our course map for classes in your area and contact the Instructor directly for bookings.

Balanceability is a relatively new programme and we apologise if there are no Instructors in your area. In this instance, can we ask for your help? You could approach your school or local leisure centre to ask if they will be running Balanceability soon. 

Through your recommendation we can provide your school with additional recourse and equipment to get them set up. Why not download our flyer and ask your leisure centre, nursery or primary school to get Balanceability!

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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