Our balance bike sessions at Birmingham BMX track Perry Barr, are a toddler group with a difference. We are very fortunate to have access to the first and only custom built balance bike pump track in the UK with a drop gate, and the last 2 straights of a full size national standard pro BMX track.
This session is split into 2 groups. Group 1 ride the pump track with Sophie. Group 1 riders are assessed weekly and promoted to group 2 when appropriate. Group 2 ride the main track with Kazzi and are required to wear full face helmets and pads.
Through free play group 1 children learn the basic skills required to ride a bike, the confidence to ride in a group, sportsmanship and track etiquette.
Group 2 learn through a mixture of free play and structured activities, On the main track riders tackle bigger obstacles and learn more advanced skills in preparation for their transition to pedals.
Track sessions encourage a “can do” attitude, and support all key areas of early child development.
This session is open to children age 1-6.
We have always operated a rock up and ride system but due to Covid restrictions on numbers we may have to turn you away. We’re recommending you be punctual to avoid disappointment as PUMP TRACK sessions are especially busy and we’re limited to 16 riders per track.
Children must bring their own balance bike, helmet (full face for group2), and gloves. We insist children wear a well fitted helmet at all times, and no open toe shoes whilst riding. We strongly recommend wearing gloves, and covering elbows and knees with clothing or pads (pads and gloves essential for group 2). Parents are responsible for their children at all times during our sessions.
Only ONE PARENT PER RIDER, and if possible leave siblings at home.
Please sanitise hands before signing in.
Pump track parents please encourage your riders to wait at the bottom of the slope for the gate.
Pump track parents are only to enter gate area to support their rider if ABSOLUTELY necessary.
STRICTLY only one parent at a time in the gate area.
Please maintain social distancing and/or wear a face covering in the “Paddock” area.
Please bring tissues to keep your riders nose clean throughout the session.
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