Learn to Ride Camps

UK's first accredited 'learn to cycle' programme

What is Balance-Ability?

Balance-ability is the UK's first accredited 'learn to cycle' programme for children aged 2½ to 6 years old.

The programme is a structured course that combines unique ergonomic balance bikes with a schedule of fun activities that build confidence, spatial awareness and dynamic balance skills enabling young children to cycle without ever needing stabilisers.

Balance-Ability Learn to Ride Intensive Course

RB Gym and Sport offer intensive Balance-Ability: Learn to Ride Courses across a variety of venues during the School Holidays. Not only does this programme get children riding solo on a pedal bike, it can be used to develop children's riding ability for those that can already ride independently.

​This programme is only for children aged 4-8 at the time of the course. Course must be booked as a 5 day ‘block booking’.

  • 8am-12pm (4-8yr olds)*
  • 8am – 6pm (5-8 year olds only.)**

Children take part in up to 3 hours of Balance-Ability sessions per day with time for breaks and free activity time.

​During this intensive course, children work through Levels 1 and 2 of the Balance-Ability programme and those children exceeding the programme will use pedal bikes. The aim of this intensive learn to ride course is to have children riding with confidence independently on a pedal bike within 5 days.

*children aged 7+ must bring their own bike
**Includes AM or PM of Multi-Skills.

Summer Holidays 2024

Multi Sports Activity Camps Monday 22nd July - Friday 30th August 2024

How does RB Gym and Sport’s Curriculum Support address the DFE Standards?

Professional development should have a clear focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes

  • Differentiated activities and lessons to ensure all pupils are challenged and make swift progress.
  • Regular shared assessment to match needs, experience and knowledge to curriculum support activities and delivery.

Professional development should be underpinned by robust evidence and expertise​

  • Pre and post audit/evaluation.
  • Impact data reports.
  • Curriculum progress recording.
  • Quality assurance through regular observations and training.
  • Evidence reported on professional development forms.
  • Each member of staff has their own personal development folder to help develop, support, reflect and evidence progress​.

Professional development should include collaboration and expert challenge

  • Sport Educators provide ongoing support, modelling, and challenge.
  • Regular feedback to help create, achieve, and reflect on weekly goals.

Professional development should include collaboration and expert challenge

  • Delivered on site in your lesson with your pupils.
  • Mentoring relationship pre, during and post lesson delivery.
  • Ongoing support for all teachers taking part.
  • Sport Educator can help engage children in sustained physical activity opportunitiese.g. Extra-curricular clubs, playleader awards etc.

Learning and Development

Within Level 1, fundamental movement patterns, gross motor skills and dynamic balance are incorporated along with an introduction to the balance bike. Children learn how to pick up, manoeuvre, mount and dismount their bikes and how to ride a balance bike safely. Level 1 aims to build confidence in the ability to glide on a balance bike and how to stop in a controlled manner.

Level 2 continues the development of gross motor skills, dynamic balance and co-ordination and progresses to advanced balance-ability. The main goal is to improve the child's gliding, stopping, braking, and turning skills, enabling them to ride solo on a pedal bike safely and with confidence by the end of the program.

We always bring pedal bikes to the balance-ability sessions which means that children that can already ride a pedal bike will complete the activities with the challenge of pedalling; pupils will be challenged to pedal and glide from seated and standing positions, ride 1 handed, use arm signals to demonstrate where they are turning, develop their ability to ride at different speeds and increase their ability to push off and stop on a pedal bike.

​Using fun, educational activities, Children will also learn about road safety using arts and craft games, learn how to blow up a tyre, higher a saddle and tighten up their handlebars.

Upcoming Camp Dates

Summer Holidays 2024

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Upcoming Camp Venues

Hallfield School

Edgbaston

St Catherine's C of E Primary School

Kidderminster

Why is Balance-Ability important for children?

Pedal independently

Nearly half of the UK’s kids are unable to ride a bike by the time they turn six due to the increased pressures of modern lifestyles. By the time children reach year 5, only 50% of pupils on average can ride a pedal bike independently. Through a fun and safe introduction to riding a bike, Balance-ability aims to 'embed in the psyche' of young children that cycling is a part of life.

Improve skills

By improving balance and sensory processing skills, children with healthy vestibular systems can excel and those with challenges or weaknesses (those with Dyslexia, Down Syndrome, ADD and ADHD) can improve dramatically.

Enjoy physical activity

Fundamental motor skills are the building blocks for engagement in physical activity and aid all aspects of the learning process. If these skills are underdeveloped in childhood, children's ability to participate in and enjoy physical activity can be greatly diminished. In practicing gross and fine motor skills, children not only gain intellectually, but also grow in strength, develop new skills, and enjoy increased confidence levels in the face of new challenges.

Upcoming Camp Venues

Hallfield School

Edgbaston

Hurst Green Primary

Halesowen

Maidensbridge Primary School

Kingswinford

St Catherine's C of E Primary School

Kidderminster

St Joseph's Primary

Stourbridge

St Michael’s Catholic Primary Academy

Wolverhampton

Straits Primary School

Dudley

Tenterfields Primary Academy

Halesowen

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How your school can budget
for English on the Move

PE and Sport Premium

Memorable learning experiences, coupled with physical movement, boost engagement.The result? Greater retention of information.

Pupil Premium

English on the Move raises the confidence and attainment of your pupils and ‘closes the gap’.

PE and Sport Premium

English on the Move introduces innovative methods and helps your pupils achieve national standards in English.​​

The impact of English on the Move is constantly measured and shared via an online platform and regular reports. This gives you invaluable data to justify your spend and provide key evidence to Ofsted.

Funding for Balance-Ability

Schools can utilize their Sport Premium Funding with Balance-Ability meeting the following targets:

  • Embedding physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active break times and active lessons and teaching.

  • Develop or add to the PE, Physical Activity and Sport that your school provides.

  • Providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children.

Hassle free evidence and impact for teachers

RB Gym and Sport Educators ensure that Balance-ability is a progressive 'outcome based' learning programme where children are assessed at regular points throughout the course in order to monitor and measure progress. Schools will receive assessment data to help them account for physical literacy within children and a short impact report to help evidence the programme to Ofsted and use in your Sport Premium Evidence and Impact report.

All resources included

All Balance-ability sessions come with:

  • An accredited RB Gym and Sport Balance-ability Instructor

  • Balance-ability bikes and pedal bikes

  • Balance and co-ordination training aids

  • Road awareness signs and course cones

  • Visual activity cards

Case Study

School: Glynne Primary School, Kingswinford.
Provision: 12 weeks of a Full Day Balance-Ability Programme

What were your requirements/needs?

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Why did you choose to use RB Gym & Sports Balance-Ability Programme?

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In what ways has Balance-Ability helped your children/staff?

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I would whole-heartedly recommend RB Gym and Sport for any school looking for high-quality professionals with a clear understanding of the Primary PE Curriculum.

Mrs Minihane, Headteacher

Case Study

School: St Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy, Wolverhampton

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Why did you choose to use RB Gym & Sport?

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What did RB Gym & Sport do to help solve your problem / address your needs?

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Take part in a range of sports and activities

Team Building

Handball

Basketball

Football

Tennis

Netball

Crazy Golf

Cricket

Kick Rounders

Rounders

Dodgeball

Nerf Games

Ultimate Frisbee

Benchball

Baseball

Athletics

Hockey

Badminton

Archery

Fencing

Fitness

Tri Golf

Tag Rugby

Volleyball

Boccia

Arts & Crafts

Scavenger Hunt

Orienteering

Playground Games

Quidditch

Jessica had a fantastic time on the Balance-Ability course and has been out on her bike a couple of times since with so much confidence! Thank you very much to the whole team. She's looking forward to the next school holidays now!

Parent, February 2020

I would really recommend this. We never managed to get enough regular time to spend with our daughter riding her bike, so gave Balance-Ability a go. She loved every minute (as she does with all RBSA holiday camps), and by the end of day 3 didn't need stabilisers - she hasn't looked back.

Parent, Summer 2020

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