The Play on Pedals project has been running very successfully in most Drumchapel nurseries for more than a year now, in addition to groups such as 3D Drumchapel. Over the last year, Play on Pedals instructors have helped deliver drop-in sessions at local events including the Drumchapel Sports BBQ, the Pineview Housing gala day, Drumhub Open Day, Knightswood Gala Day and the Get Active event, in addition to many other regular Glasgow drop in sessions, such as at Riverside Museum and Scotstoun Leisure Centre.
The project’s main aim is to get all 4-year olds onto bikes and pedalling before they start school using focused games and activities on balance bikes. In order to do that, staff and volunteers within nursery and community group settings have trained up in order to deliver sessions to the kids and have received support from the project in the form of balance and pedal bikes, helmets, tools and training resources.
The main target of the project is the pre-school year group however children have been able to access sessions from as young as two years old, any child who is not yet cycling can benefit from this project.
We will also be training further Play on Pedals instructors in order to help support the delivery of sessions in our community. Feel free to contact us if you would like to deliver a Play on Pedals at your event, school or organisation.
Play on Pedals
Drumchapel Cycle Hub are now offering a weekly drop-in session every Sunday at Drumchapel Sports Centre, sessions start at 10am and 10.45am. These sessions are supported by trained instructors. Balance and pedal bikes are available to use, or kids can bring their own. We can also assist by advising on or checking over the kid’s own bikes. There is no need to book. Cost is £1/child. Tea/coffee/juice and biscuits provided.