Back by popular demand during the October half term, Sefton Council is delighted to offer a number of ‘Ditch Those Stabilisers’ cycling events. Children aged four and above can learn to ride a bike unaided at sessions in Litherland and Southport. The events have a very high success rate and staff from the Council’s highway safety team will offer a range of practical advice to young riders and their parents. Sessions are free but pre-booking is essential. Join in the fun at Litherland Sports Park, Boundary Lane on Tuesday, October 24between 9am-12pm or Southport’s Shoreside Primary School, Westminster Drive on Thursday, October 26 from 9am to 12pm. Parents of youngsters that have taken part in previous sessions have said: “Thank you to you and your team for this morning’s cycling session. “It was brilliantly run and the positive attitude and enthusiasm of you and your team was evident from the start. Great tips, great advice, and great results. “We have absolutely loved the session learning skills to carry this on and enjoy cycling together as a family!” Pre booking is essential due to popularity. To register, call Sefton Council, on 0345 140 0845.

Our hugely-popular Ditch the Stabilizers programme is a FREE summer session to help family members teach their children how to ride a bike independently.

  • The session is aimed at children who cannot ride aged 4 to 11yrs
  • Children must bring their own bike WITHOUT stabilizers and a helmet.
  • Children cannot be left alone; parents or guardians must stay during the session.
  • Children must be dressed for the weather, wearing trainers or suitable footwear.
  • This is available to Sefton residents only.

Officers cannot fully spend one-to-one with the children so parents and guardians will be expected to actively participate. Sessions take place at:

  • Litherland Sports Park, Boundary Lane, L21 7LA, 9am-12pm, 26 July and 23 August 2016.
  • Shoreside Primary School, Westminster Drive, PR8 2QZ, 9am – 12pm, 28 July and 25 August.

There are limited spaces available (30 on each session). Please call 0345 140 0845 to book.


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