What is Balanceability?
Children learn to crawl before they walk and walk before they run, so why expect a child to progress from riding a tricycle and/or bicycle with stabilisers, to riding a bicycle without? The opportunity to master the key aspects of static and dynamic balance is essential.
Balanceability is the UK's first accredited 'learn-to-cycle' programme for children aged 2½ to 6-years-old. The programme is a structured course available to schools, leisure centres and independent trainers. It is currently active in 400 sites across the UK with 94% of children aged 4 to 6-years-old being able to safely ride a pedal bike at the end of the programme.
Balanceability combines unique ergonomic balance bikes with a schedule of fun activities that build confidence, spatial-awareness and dynamic balance skills, enabling young children to cycle without ever needing stabilisers.
A balance bike is a lightweight child's bike, without pedals, which facilitates balance and propulsion. Children run along whilst seated, push off the ground to create forward movement and use a combination of their feet- and hand-operated brake to slow and stop safely.
Where is it delivered?
Balanceability is delivered in schools, leisure centres, holiday companies and in local communities by qualified Balanceability Instructors.
How is it delivered?
Much like booking swimming lessons, children attend structured lessons that incorporate fun activities to help children develop gross motor skills, spatial awareness and bilateral co-ordination. Children are able to transition to riding a pedal bike in a safe, rewarding environment, enhancing their physical literacy.
The Balanceability programme is supported by Olympic Gold-medal winning cyclist Chris Boardman MBE, who says:
"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 give children the opportunity to use balance bikes."
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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
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
Balanceability is the fundamental starting point for children’s cycling and an excellent opportunity to promote active lifestyles at the earliest possible age.
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
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