AggieCycles is establishing a 'Cycle Hub' in the center of our community on the north coast of Cornwall. The hub will be a cycle hire facility with a twist, investing profits into local improvements/community projects and education. The first of these projects being 'Bikes for schools'
After initial investment this project could be self funded. After we have supplied the bikes to schools for the duration of training, they can be hired through the summer season in order to raise funds for maintenance and replacement for the following school year.
'Bikes For Schools' aims to provide bikes and 'Bikeability' training for our four local primary schools (St. Agnes, Mithian, Mount Hawke, Blackwater), teaching essential road safety skills whilst ensuring the course is inclusive, safe and enjoyable for all.
About the project
'Bikeability' is cycling proficiency for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to safely ride their bikes on today's roads.
During Level 1 Bikeability training, the child will learn to control and master their bike. The training takes place in an environment away from cars or traffic – usually in a playground or closed car park.
During Level 2 Bikeability training the child will get out on the roads! Level 2 gives them a real cycling experience so that they are able to deal with traffic on short journeys such as cycling to school.
During Bikeability Level 3 training they can learn the skills to tackle a wider variety of traffic conditions than on Level 2.When they reach Level 3 standard they will be able to deal with all types of road conditions and more challenging traffic situations.
Each level ensures the child makes progress towards understanding road safety, thus enabling them to independently travel to and from school where appropriate.
The project will initially be delivered to the four local primary schools, however it is hoped that the project can be expanded in the near future.
Thank you for helping us help the next generation to safely travel on our roads!