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Learn to Ride Sessions at The Bike Dock, Sunderland
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Get onto two wheels without stabilisers!
During the session we turn each child's bike into a balance bike by removing stabilisers and pedals. Once they’ve got their balance we put on the pedals and off they go! We restrict numbers at each session to ensure each child gets lots of support and therefore booking is essential. Please book one ticket per child taking part.
To take part, each child will need a helmet and a bike that is small enough for the child’s feet to be flat on the ground
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact us on 07467 337944 or drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What ages is this open to?
Any child who needs help geting onto two wheels, although from our experience we find it is most suitable for those children over four years old.
What about the weather?
Due to the unpredictable weather make sure you keep your phone handy with you on the morning, if we have to cancel the session we will let you know via the number you give us. Please make sure you all wear suitable clothes for the weather. This goes for the adults too!
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
- By Bike - The Bike Dock is located on the river front on National Cycle Network Route 7 (Coast to Coast). We have a secure storage area you can leave your bike in for the duration of the activity if it’s not a ride that is! There are also multiple bike racks you can use if you bring your own lock.
- By Car - follow signs for the National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL.
- Parking - the National Glass Centre has a large free carpark which can be used. The University of Sunderland also has a large carpark but charges do apply. Please check the information boards for the most up to date information about charges.
- By Metro – The nearest metro is St. Peter’s and is approximately 10 minutes away.
Do I have to stay with my child throughout the session?
Yes. A responsible adult must stay with the child at all times. We encourage you to get involved with the session as much as possible too.
Can I book onto more than one session?
No - due to the limited number of places available we ask you only book your child onto one session.
What if my child doesn't manage it this time?
Generally we get children riding stabiliser free in just one session. Some do need a little extra help, and if that’s the case with your child, we can give you lots of top tips to help you keep practising at home.