First Grade Sports Balanceability provides an accredited Foundation Stage 'Learn to Cycle' programme for Reception, Year 1 and 2 children.
The aim of the programme is for children aged 4 to 6 years old to able to safely ride a pedal bike by 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, pedal-less child's bike 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 down and stop safely.The programme is designed to help children gain the confidence and skills required to ride a pedal bike independently, getting them off to the best start in cycling and assisting their ability to participate in Bikeability at a later stage in their school years.