Monday, 23 April 2012


Summer is close, and for the third consecutive year I will be involved in cycling. This summer even more, since last weekend I attended the Ride Leader Award: Off-road endorsement which allows you to lead rides in the countryside and rural spaces including forest tracks and many bridleways.

Also, I will be Sky Ride Leader in the city of Manchester. Sky Ride offers free community bike rides that give a great way of getting out and exploring your local area. Rides are all free and are grouped in four different levels to suit everyone from beginners to experienced cyclists (Source:

However, what will occupy the most of my time will be the Bikeability courses delivered in primary schools around the Bury Metropolitan Borough. Bikeability is “cycling proficiency” for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads. There are three Bikeability levels. A child will typically start Bikeability lessons once they have learnt to ride a bike, with 10-11 years old through to Level 2, and then Level 3 at secondary school (11-18 years old) (Source: See a video about the three Bikeability level developed by British Cycling by clicking here).

For my Spanish readers or those who can even be more interested and do not mind to read or have a look a document in Spanish, below you can see two articles about Bikeability that I published in a Spanish journal with the main objective to spread this fantastic programme to others countries.

Ride well and safe!

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