Bikeability Trust Chief Executive Emily Cherry reflects on 2021

As we reach the end of the year, I’ve been reflecting on Bikeability’s highlights of 2021.

December 22, 2021

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As we reach the end of the year, I’ve been reflecting on Bikeability’s highlights of 2021.

This year, we have continued our mission to offer cycle training to every child. We’ve now helped more than 3.7 million children learn how to cycle so far, and that number just keeps on going up!

Of course, this year hasn’t been without its challenges. Covid continues to affect our lives but thanks to the hard work of our instructors, training providers and grant recipients, children across the country have still managed to complete their Bikeability training.

What a year it’s been. It’s fantastic to hear stories of children overcoming adversity to learn how to cycle, families learning to ride together, and communities coming together to encourage each other to cycle more.

Here are just a few of my highlights from 2021:

 

We have lots to look forward to in 2022. Forty-four projects that received money from our Widening Participation Fund will see even more children who wouldn’t usually learn how to cycle access Bikeability. We’ll also welcome the Commonwealth Games to Birmingham, where our superstar cyclists of today will inspire the next generation. And of course, we’ll continue to help children and their families become confident cyclists on playgrounds and in parks across England.

 

I hope you all have a happy and safe festive season.

Emily Cherry

Bikeability Chief Executive

 

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