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Children can learn to ride a bike with our balanceability courses

Taster sessions are on offer to help young children learn to ride a bike.

The Balanceability taster sessions are designed for three to five-year-olds and combine specially designed balance bikes with a range of activities to build confidence, spatial awareness and balance skills.

The aim is to allow young children to learn to ride a bike without ever needing to use stabilisers. It also helps develop their co-ordination, flexibility and core strength as well as get them active and interested in cycling.

Rachel Vann, Malvern Hills District Council’s physical activity and well-being officer, is running the sessions which take place on Thursday 12 January, between 4.15pm and 5pm and Saturday 14 January, between 11.30am to 12.15pm at Upton Hill Centre, Milestone Road, Upton.

Balanceability is the UK’s first and only accredited learn to cycle programme and is supported by Olympic Gold medal winning cyclist Chris Boardman.

Just eight places are available for each session and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, cost £5 per child, per session. Bikes will be provided.

Cllr David Watkins, portfolio holder for Healthier Communities for Malvern Hills District Council, said: “This is a fantastic way to get children interested in cycling from an early age, get them out and about being active and helping to develop some key physical skills. I would urge parents to sign up quickly so they don’t miss out.”

To book a place email rachel.vann@malvernhills.gov.uk