Greenfield Cycling Club
Greenfield School is committed to developing sustainable travel and healthy bodies through cycling, wheeling, scooting and walking. Many of our learners will need to engage in the prerequisite skills that build up to cycling. These can include the use of scooters and balance bikes before progressing to two-wheeled bikes.
We have been fortunate in obtaining a grant from the Duke of Edinburgh, a scheme which has been used to purchase quality mountain bikes and accessories. These form part of our plans to use them on the expedition sections of the Duke of Edinburgh awards. The Taff and Trevithick trails provide local and safe practice routes to develop these skills.
Cycling is inclusive at Greenfield School and there are a number of adapted bikes that are available for those learners who require three or four wheeled cycles. For wheelchair users, there are two bikes that have been kindly donated by the parents of Amalie Williams, a former pupil. These trikes have a front section that accommodates a wheelchair and its user, so that cycling is accessible to all.
Greenfield School has close links with Sustrans, a charity that promotes sustainable travel. Sustrans says: ‘We work for and with communities, helping them come to life by walking, wheeling and cycling to create healthier places and happier lives for everyone.’
Greenfield School is working with Sustrans in developing skills ladders to develop cycling, scooting and wheeling. In addition to on-site cycling, classes access ‘Cwm Cycling’ in the Rhondda and Aberdare, who offer a range of adapted cycles and circuits to explore.
Two members of Greenfield staff have Agored Level 2 Ride Leader qualifications and MIAS Level 1 and 2 in Mountain Bike instruction.
GETHIN MTB has assisted in training one member of the staff to achieve their MIAS Mountain Bike Instructor Award.