Learn to cycle

The MiniBikers Story

Minibikers Learn to Cycle Programme was born in 2015. In delivering Bikeability training direct to primary schools, I witnessed many children unable to participate as they didn’t know how to ride a bike, I felt a great need to improve this. Whilst aware that you can learn to ride a bike at any age, it is evident that the earlier you do this the easier it is.

Additionally, the full benefits that cycling can bring to children in their childhood alone and more so at a time when technology has advanced and activity levels decreasing pushed the Minibikers Learn to Cycle idea further. Here the vision was clear, to introduce cycling to children as early as possible!

Minibikers Courses were set up initially targeted at children 2.5 years up to 10 years of age following the principles of the Balanceability Programme. The demand and success of so many children not only learning to ride but having fun and enjoying the courses with confidence greatly increased the demand and the need to expand.

Our Team

I therefore had to recruit a number of Instructors to assist in delivery and Minibikers moved from a one man company to a full team of Instructors. Our Team of Balanceability/Bikeability Instructors have full background experience of supporting children of varying ages direct in schools. We are trained to support children with various needs and ensure our training in inclusive and we are trained in the area of SEND and Early Years Development.

Where We Deliver

We deliver courses to local authorities, schools, nurseries, leisure centres, community centres and community groups.

As we expanded the demand for cycles grew and Minibikers Cycles was born. We sell all children’s bikes including Frog, Cuda, Forme and all accessories inclusive of helmets, lights, bells, jerseys etc.

Our vision was still there – to get as many children cycling as early as possible and with some fantastic success stories of learning to cycle I focused on ways to introduce this even earlier and therefore sourced bikes to assist with this that were lightweight and encouraged the development of early fine and gross motor skills.

Here Mini Bikers Toddler Balanceability sessions were introduced for children from 18 months. We have a Team of Instructors specifically trained to support children in early years and development. We are extremely proud of this development and success and are the first organisation in the Uk to have set up and targeted an early introduction to cycling – some even earlier than 18 months!

Mini bikers
“Amazing courses if I could give more stars I would. We had a little boy who was physically terrified of a bike and now we have a happy rider! Never thought we’d see the day! Can’t thank or recommend Yas enough for his teaching and guidance! ”
Andrew Wild -
“2- My son had his 3rd lesson tonight and he loves it. He had his own balance bike for a year and went on maybe 5x, he had very little confidence on it and would do a couple of steps and get off....since these lessons he wants to go on his own all the time and he has improved so much!! Would definitely recommend to anyone. Thanks Mini Bikers ”
Kirsty Bugg -
“ 3- So impressed that now my 3.5 year old can ride a bike! Thank u terry for teaching her! Would recommend the course to anyone, my little girl loving riding her bike at the park. ”
Hayley Mansfield Founder
“ 4- A fun and effective way to learn to ride a bike. I strongly recommend this set of courses for reluctant/scared cyclists. I was really impressed with how all the children progressed and gained in confidence. Excellent value for money. ”
Caren -
"My girls had a lesson with Yas today and both can now ride their bikes. Would definitely recommend. "
Cheryl Bourne -