Friday, 3 June 2016

Redbridge Cycle Centre

We were delighted to take our latest batch of Y5 cyclists to the Redbridge Cycling Centre to develop their skills. After completing their Bikeability Level 2, we believe it is vital to keep challenging the pupils and placing them in challenging contexts to develop their cycling skills.

Redbridge CC is a fantastic facility for cyclists of all abilities, from families to competitive riders. The Centre has purpose built road, BMX & off road tracks.

I couldn't believe how steep the Hoggenburg Hill was! Phil had told us that it would be a great place to use our gear skills... but it took a lot of puff.
Candice Blackwell

Having completed their Ready to Ride checks with their bikes and equipment, the children had a chance to explore the road track, before embarking on a series of speed and control challenges.

We learnt about why changing gears is so important in a race. When you are going downhill you need to change gears to help you pedal and go as fast as possible. However when the slope kicks in, you have to change gears again quickly so you don't lose momentum. If the person in front of you got it wrong you could quickly catch them up!
Isaac Wright

Now they have tackled these challenges the pupils are just about ready for the Olympic Cycle park!

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