Balanceability coming in the New Year!

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Learning to ride a bicycle is one of life’s milestones providing children with their first taste of mobile independence.

Balanceability is delivered by qualified instructors in safe environments designed to provide children with the best possible start in cycling. Balanceability is there to help children – and parents – who may be finding the process of learning to ride a little daunting.

Group learning based on structured ‘sessions’ (including lots of fun) will help speed up the progression of a child’s level of skill.

The Balanceability programme focuses on establishing fundamental and secure balance – which is the most essential part of riding a bicycle.

By establishing the fine and gross motor skills that are required for cycling, children will progress naturally through the key stages and experience the joys of riding a bicycle throughout their early childhood and beyond into teenage and adult life.

Balanceability utilises Balance Bikes throughout the programme in order to teach children the fundamentals of balance, core stability, gross and fine motor skills and the essential confidence that comes with the process of learning a new life skill.

The re:fresh Team will be running 6 week courses aimed at children aged 2 to 4 years old. The courses focus on movement patterns, gross motor skills and dynamic balance using a balance bike. Children learn how to pick up, manoeuvre, mount and dismount their bikes and then learn the skills to ride a balance bike safely.


Witton Park Arena – 01254 666966

  • Tuesdays 1.30 – 2.30pm starts 16 January 2018
  • Fridays 1.30 – 2.30pm starts 19 January 2018

Darwen Leisure Centre – 01254 874900

  • Mondays 5 – 6pm starts 22 January 2018
  • Wednesdays 4 – 5pm starts 24 January 2018

Blackburn Leisure Centre

  • Thursdays 4.30 – 5.30pm start date TBC

Costs: £30 per child – bike and helmet will be provided.

To book please contact your preferred leisure centre.