Aproject enabling every pre-school child in Glasgow to learn to ride a bike, has celebrated a milestone by reaching over 7,000 children with this important life skill.
Play on Pedals, the partnership project from Cycling UK, Cycling Scotland, The Glasgow Bike Station and Play Scotland has worked with 7,148 children since it began two and a half years ago.
Children celebrated with Santa at a drop-in session in Govan, where they had the opportunity to try out balance and pedal bikes and receive support from instructors to learn to pedal; Dr Bike mechanics also provided bike safety checks and Santa was there to meet and congratulate the children.
Polly Jarman, Play on Pedals development officer said: “We are delighted to have reached so many children with Play on Pedals; we’ve worked really hard to deliver high quality training and to provide lots of fun opportunities for children to get involved, so we are over the moon to have achieved our dream. It’s been a huge but massively rewarding challenge.”