The Bikeability Trust and Frog Bikes have announced a new partnership for 2020 to help more children access Bikeability training. The Department for Transport funded cycle training programme has now helped over 3.5million children access confidence-boosting cycle skills.
Frog Bikes and The Bikeability Trust are both passionate about children’s cycling and promoting its benefits. Frog Bikes has a dedicated Research and Development team who have worked in partnership with sports scientists at Brunel University to develop a child-specific bicycle range. At Frog, everything from the bike geometry to the quality componentry has been expertly designed and selected to make a child’s journey as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. As the Head of Research and Development, Tom Korff, explains “Our bikes are not scaled down adult bikes, as children are not miniature adults. At Frog Bikes, we design our bikes around the child’s unique anatomy and their unique needs.”
The partnership will enable all Bikeability providers access to Frog Bikes at discounted prices to support cycle training across England. It will mean that cycle training can be delivered to children, regardless of whether they own a bike. Schools have cited a lack of access to loan bikes as a concern and whilst bike ownership levels have soared during lockdown, some vulnerable children risk being left behind their peers. This partnership will help schools to offer cycle training to the whole school community. Furthermore, it will ensure that the Bikeability Trust can support the Prime Minister’s vision for cycle training for everyone who wants it, as part of the “Gear Change” walking and cycling strategy.
Emily Cherry, Executive Director of the Bikeability Trust, said “Riding a bike is a fun and rewarding experience for children, and something that we want every child to be able to enjoy. Our partnership with Frog Bikes will allow even more children to benefit from cycle training.
Jerry Lawson, Founder of Frog Bikes, said “Enabling Bikeability providers’ access to our world leading children’s bikes is a great step to seeing every child take safely to the road, and we are excited to develop our partnership with the Bikeability Trust.”
If you would like to learn more about Frog Bikes, you can visit their website.
Stories from our Bikeability champions
“I feel really happy and relaxed when I ride my bike, and it’s given me independence and freedom. “
“It really is a joy to watch our son Josh cycle with a big smile on his face and it brings a tear of happiness to our eyes.”
“Cycling gives you the freedom you need when the world around you is locking down – free your mind, free your body and free your soul-build confidence, strength and do your bit to save the environment!”
“Cycling has been our saviour this year, and feels like it was the only things that wasn’t cancelled.”
“These sessions provided an excellent foundation. It helped to improve our confidence cycling on the roads. Very well experienced, professional and friendly trainers.”
“Cycling is a real life skill. Something you only have to learn once and remember forever.”
“We started family bike rides at the start of lockdown2020 as a way of keeping fit, and sharing an activity that the whole family can continue to enjoy.”
“Giving them the skills to feel more confident on the road is a great step for both them, and myself.”
“Cycling for me is a way to get around; a way to exercise; but most of all it’s a way to have fun together as a family.”
“We went from “I don’t want to!” To “Mummy, can you take me on a bike ride around the estate please?” Her bike has got her away from too much screen time and gained fun, fresh air and exercise!”
“The children are so happy, they feel so accomplished and they are, rightly, so proud of themselves. And we’re so incredibly proud of them too.”
“Using a bike rather than taking the car helps reduce air pollution. We are giving children the skills to make that choice easier and safer”
“I am so unbelievably proud of them. Here’s to many more memories together as a family…on our bikes. Whoop Whoop!!”
“It has been a tremendous help to gain the knowledge to comfortably ride on roads in the correct way and with confidence. Look forward to growing our journey with you in the future.”
“I’m back cycling after a long break, I’m a bit rusty but got some wonderful hints and tips on this website”
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