Dunbarney Primary School

Dunbarney
Primary School

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Bikeability Training

You can find out more about Bikeability at http://Bikeabilityscotland.org

UPDATED - 2/10/19

We are fortunate to offer our pupils Bikeability training.  Bikeability 1 (BA1) is for P5 and Bikeability 2 (BA2) for P6, followed by refresher level 2 and a cycle run for P7.  Training is carried out by Ms McLaren and Mrs A Dewar.  BA1 takes place in the Playground and BA2 is out on the roads around the school.

Sessions are normally 1.15pm - 2.45pm.  Dates and more details are issued to each class nearer the time but a full timetable of dates is available at the beginning of each term - https://www.dunbarneyprimary.org.uk/Bikeability-Training-2019-20/

It is your responsibility to ensure the bike is in the correct working order and safe to cycle to school for each training session.  Prior to each training session please check and ensure the following on your child’s bike*:-

  • both brakes are working well and that brake levers can’t be twisted
  • handle bars can’t be twisted
  • good tyre tread and tyres are blown up (as specified on the tyre itself)
  • chain and gears are working and oiled
  • saddle height is correct and it can’t be twisted (correct height means that only the toes and balls of both feet are touching the ground – whole foot touching means the saddle has to go higher). 

 (*If your child does not have a bike or one that is in the correct working order we can arrange for him/her to use a PKC pool bike FOC).

If at any point during the training period a bike and helmet are not road worthy/safe your child will not be able to take part in the session.

All children MUST wear a cycle helmet, clothing & footwear appropriate for cycling and for wet weather.

In order to follow a safe adult to pupil ratio (especially for BA2 out on the road) we must have at least 3 adult volunteer at all our sessions.  If you would like to volunteer as a helper please let us know.  More hands allows the group to go through more activities, learning much more.

On occasion we are able to offer a bike service session (Dr Bike).  If this is available then further details will be issued.

 

21/3/18 - Please see below link for a recent Bikeability Campaign to promote Bikeability in schools - we are lucky to already offer the training at Dunbarney but the videos are interesting to watch. Enjoy!  https://www.cycling.scot/cyclopedia?filter=video 

 

You can find out more about Bikeability at http://Bikeabilityscotland.org