To participate in the bike club, participants
Be able to ride a bike without
stabilisers and start and stop independently
Have a bike helmet (that fits)
Have a road-worthy bike (with bar end plugs,
working brakes, pumped up tyres and working chain and gears). It is the
parentís/guardianís responsibility to ensure that the childís bike is in a
safe condition to ride
Dates and costs
Squirrel Bike Club - Mondays (Year 4 only) at Kemsing Primary School (19
April-24 May inclusive, after school til 4:20). (No session 3 May). FULLY BOOKED
- Fridays(Years 3 and 4 girls only) at
Kemsing Primary School (23 April-21 May inclusive, after school til 4:20). FULLY BOOKED
Existing members - the cost for the 5
x 1hr sessions is £37.50.
New members - the cost for the 5 x 1hr
sessions is £47.50, which includes a one-off £10 payment for a Secret
Squirrel Bike Club t-shirt.
Bike - focus on cycle skills in risk-assessed
traffic-free environments (school playground and field and Kemsing common
field). Skills include braking, mounting and dismounting the bike, cornering,
descending and riding 1-handed (for signalling and balance practice).
Covid-19 guidance when attending session (following
guidance from the British Triathlon Federation)
We are living in strange times but
Iím confident that all of the following wonít stop the joy of two wheels and
planting the seed of a passion that will last your children for life! Bikes
offer speed, excitement, challenge, reward, freedom and the valuable lessons in
getting back up again after a fall.
To keep everyone as safe as possible,
please read and ensure the participant understands the following:
should not leave home to participate in the sessions if they, or someone
they live with, has any of the following: high temperature, a new
continuous cough, a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste.
is the participantís responsibility to be sufficiently fit and healthy to
participate in bike activities.
should have washed bike gloves for each season and wash their riding kit
after each session.
sharing of equipment (bikes, helmets, water bottles, snacks, etc.) must be
must remain socially distanced throughout the sessions. Keep at least 2
metres apart from other people whenever possible whilst riding - be
respectful and allow other riders and pedestrians to pass at a safe
distance where necessary.
distancing on arrival/leaving and post-session should be adhered to.
Participants should arrive changed and ready to ride. When arriving the
participants will be allocated a cone to stand by for a briefing and bike
and helmet check before we start.
will keep a temporary record of all participants at every session
delivered for 21 days to assist with requests for data to support the
governmentís test and trace initiative.
Meet the coach
Claire Hitchings competes for Great Britain in their age group team and has won multiple World, European and National titles across triathlon and duathlon (both road and off-road). She is a British Triathlon Federation Level 2 Diploma triathlon coach. She is sports first aid trained, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked and insured through the British Triathlon Federation. She holds a sport science degree and a PhD in sport psychology. She has attended the sports coach UK Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop as well as the NSPCC Designated Safeguarding Officer course.