Betteshanger team recall their first bike ride
Let your mind wander back – it’s your birthday (or equally it could be Christmas), there’s a large conspicuously wrapped present in the hallway and it might just be that you’ve finally been granted your wish. You’ve got your first bike. Nothing quite matches that giddy feeling of unwrapping the loosely applied paper that’s between you and years of outdoor play. The Betteshanger team know that feeling well.
We’re feeling a little nostalgic here at the Park. With the weather improving and the Park becoming busier, we’re watching out of the windows as more and more cycling enthusiasts take to the tracks. We’re casting our minds back to the day we got our first bicycles – and sharing our memories with you.
Kieron’s family outing
Natalie’s Dutch wheels
Emily’s balancing act
Everyone deserves to ride
We want everyone to feel the satisfaction of riding a bike. Betteshanger has developed a variety of sessions, designed to promote confidence and awareness when cycling. Our British Cycling qualified coaches help cyclists young and old to learn and develop through our fun activities.
Beginning with the basics of balancing and pedalling, our children’s ‘Learn to Ride‘ sessions are great to help youngsters progress on from stabilisers. We then have our newly established ‘Cycling Confidence‘ course, aimed at ‘Learn to Ride’ graduates and novice cyclists who can independently cycle but need a helping hand to further their ability and boost confidence on two wheels.
When young cyclists feel ready, they can progress on to Betteshanger Bikers – another fun weekend excursion that allows the kids to blow off some steam, all while honing their cycling skills through fun games and activities.
We encourage all ages to enjoy cycling, and we know it’s not just the youngsters who would appreciate some coaching to get confident on two wheels. Find out more about our one to one tuition, and other cycling activities here. It’s never too late to learn.
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It’s nice to be able to look back fondly on our first experiences. We’d love to hear your memories of your first bike ride too. Share this blog and your own childhood memory with your Facebook friends, using the hashtag #bettesfirstbike for your chance to win a free ‘Learn to Ride,’ ‘Cycling Confidence’ or ‘Betteshanger Bikers’ session, so your youngster can become more confident on two wheels.
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