Summer successes

Play on Pedals has now completed its busy summer drop-in sessions and is returning back to training sessions with nurseries across the city.

The summer has been a huge success in many ways. Between June and the end of August we have engaged just over 480 children in community events and drop in sessions.

Here are some highlights:

During the first weekend of August, Glasgow Life invited us to celebrate the Anniversary of the Commonwealth Games in George Square, along with lots of different sporting activities. Our Play on Pedals instructors were overrun with children wanting a shot on the bikes and over the two days, registered over 80 children!

George Square 3

Glasgow Life has also supported us to run drop-in sessions at their Kelvingrove Tennis Courts over July and August. These sessions have seen 84 children attend with their parents for tips and support to get going on pedal bikes. We helped lots of kids get pedalling, including Calvin here who is only 3!

443 Kelvingrove tennis courts 15 July (27)

And has some lovely feedback from parents:

Thank you Play On Pedals! My daughter learned to ride a pedal bike with you today and has not stopped smiling since! All the instructors were friendly and supportive, demonstrating great patience and encouragement. We are so glad we came along today

Our Riverside Museum Family Fun Day held with the Glasgow Bike Station in June was such a success that we returned for regular weekend sessions during August. Running over three weekends, we helped 141 children with their skills on balance and pedal bikes and gave advice to parents about taking off stabilizers and using balance bikes.

Erin managed to start cycling on her own after a visit to us at the Riverside 🙂

Erin

It’s been a fantastic summer for Play on Pedals and we are really pleased to have been able to meet lots of families, parents and children at our events. It’s been lovely to see many repeat visits and familiar faces over these months too.

Our Instructors have also learnt a lot – many of them are nursery staff who previously had only delivered within their nursery but now have experience with children from across the city!

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