Levels

Whatever bike skills your child has, JC can develop them further while they have fun along the way.

Balance Bikes

BalanceBikeThis is where kids start. For most mums and dads, their child’s transition from a balance bike to a regular bike can be measured in minutes or hours.

Resist the temptation to allow your child to ride a regular bike with training wheels. Doing so, makes the transition take much longer as we have to undo the bad habits they develop with training wheels. Transitioning away from training wheels requires more intensive one on one training.

KoBLogo200x78If you’ve already started with training wheels, contact Kids on Bikes to speed up the transition process.


Beginner

BeginnerConesOnce your child can ride unsupported and independently they enter the beginner phase.

They need to be able to start and stop unassisted and use their brakes to moderate their speed. They should be able to speed up and slow down varying their pace and turn both left and right handed circles.


Intermediate
Awarness

Gaining an awareness of other riders.

During this phase the rider begins to develop more confidence on the bike. In particular controlling and responding to others and the environment they are riding in. They need to develop new skills for climbing and descending and understand how to shift their body weight to increase speed and handling.

Learning to hold a pace line and ride comfortably in a group as well as what happens to the bike in different weather and on different types of surfaces . Beginning to understand traffic and road rules so as to be able to enjoy family or group rides on shared bike paths.

Learning to be part of a race environment is possible in this phase as riders learn how to challenge themselves and handle a bike with confidence in and around others. Closed road circuits, regular attendance at weekly training and learning to ride and race in off road and track environments all help grow and develop a junior cyclist’s confidence and skills.


Advanced

Extending the types of environments and challenges a rider is exposed to helps them develop more skills and confidence. In this phase inclusion of new forms of riding such as mountain biking, four-cross, specialised junior spin sessions and indoor banked tracks can add new levels of challenge for the rider.

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Riding on the boards at Dunc Gray Velodrome
Photo: www.ridingfocus.com

More knowledge in understanding what you do, why you do and how it impacts the outcome is built in this phase. Including understanding instruments and the knowledge learnt from speed, cadence and gear selection. Learning to group ride and participate in large scale events and racing in many environments including on low traffic open roads takes the rider into an advanced rider stage.

Spin

Junior Spin Sessions