Pupils learn to ‘Zoom’ around

Testing out the new Zoom bikes are Reece Beadle, Billy Taylor, Brody Sear, Ruby Nellist, Eva Gibb, Zak Kirby and Daniel Goss with Neil Dunkey from Moonglu. (S)

Testing out the new Zoom bikes are Reece Beadle, Billy Taylor, Brody Sear, Ruby Nellist, Eva Gibb, Zak Kirby and Daniel Goss with Neil Dunkey from Moonglu. (S)

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Ripon’s Moorside Infant School had a visit from bike specialists Moonglu as part of its safe cycling awareness project.

Six ‘Zoom’ balance bikes were provided for the nursery children to use in their outdoor area.

Neil Dunkley, owner of Moonglu bikes on Blossomgate, Ripon helped the youngsters get on board the bikes which do not have stabilisers or pedals. Instead the children use their feet to glide and stop. The aim is to help build confidence, balance and control which can help make the transistion to a pedal bike easier.

New helmets were also provided to teach the children about safety. They will play a key role in the next part of the project which takes place on Friday, July 15 when Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils will take part in a head injury and cycle awareness day.