Cycling for Juniors

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NCA North West is Manchester’s leading provider of kids bike lessons to help children learn to ride. As a result of the rising physical and mental health concerns for our children, cycling has become one of the most popular activities to try out. At NCA North West, we offer bike riding lessons for kids to help them learn to ride and gain confidence on two wheels.

Putting the COVID-19 pandemic to one side, the modern world means more time spent indoors using computers, playing computer games and less time being spent in the great outdoors. Advanced social media communications also lead to less face-to-face social engagement amongst peer groups.

We aim to encourage change by providing a safe environment for kids to take part in a varied number of cycling activities and children’s cycling lessons, suited to what they want to try out.

From the age of 5, parents can book children onto NCA’s learn to ride coached kids cycling sessions. Learning to ride a bike can be the first step towards independent travel for our youngsters, giving them a new confidence. NCA have been offering ‘learn to ride’ cycling training for the last ten years and our bicycle instructors have a wealth of experience in helping young, new riders get rolling on two wheels through kids’ bike classes.

Once children have learned the basics through cycle training, a whole new world is available to explore.

Bike rides with family or with friends mean kids can enjoy the local off-road routes in a safe traffic free environment, whilst they gain confidence in their newfound cycling ability.

As the kids develop their level of skill, NCA have several cycling lessons options available including our OFSTED registered, spring, summer and autumn cycle training camps. Cycling with new friends, enjoying the fresh air in the local parkland, exploring the local green space is what our daily camp entails. Sign up for a day, a week or for all the school holidays.

Our National Standards Instructors attend local primary and high schools delivering Bikeability cycle training too. It might mean we will be at your school soon, helping Year 5 and 6 children to make short journeys in a safer way.

If your child wants to have a go at Mountain Biking, BMX or Cycle Speedway, our team of qualified bicycle instructors have the experience and expertise to work with them on developing specific skills.

Book onto our Mountain bike courses for adult and junior beginners, which operate from Philips park, using the purpose-built trails. An NCA MTB Junior club is being developed which children can sign up to for regular weekend meets, newsletters and coached sessions.

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what mums and dads say

“Thank you for helping Charlie get back her confidence with her bike. It was well worth the money and it was brilliant to see her smiling all the way through.”


What age should a child be able to ride a bike?

It depends on the child’s maturity level and coordination. Typically, most children are able to ride a bike by age 5 or 6. However, some children may be able to ride a bike at a younger age, while others may not be able to ride a bike until they are older.

If you’re not sure if your child is ready to ride a bike, it’s best to consult with NCA. We can help assess your child’s readiness and advise you on how we can teach your child to ride a bike.

At Nationwide Cycling Academy, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike. That’s why we offer beginner classes for kids as young as 5 years old.

How do you teach a child to ride a bike?

The Nationwide Cycling Academy offers a comprehensive program that teaches children how to ride a bike. The program is designed to teach children the necessary skills and techniques, as well as provide them with the proper tools and equipment.

The Academy offers several different programs, each of which is tailored to meet the specific needs of the child. The instructors are experienced cyclists who have been trained in how to teach children how to ride a bike. They use a combination of instruction, demonstration and hands-on training to help the child learn how to ride safely and effectively.

Do kids still do cycling proficiency?

Yes, kids still do cycling proficiency. In fact, it’s more important than ever for kids to learn how to ride safely and confidently on the street. That’s why many schools now offer a cycling proficiency program as part of their physical education curriculum.

One great option for learning how to ride safely is the Nationwide Cycling Academy. This program offers safety training for kids of all ages, from preschoolers to high school students. The Academy also helps kids develop good riding habits that will keep them safe on the road for years to come.

What is the best age to learn cycling?

Nationwide Cycling Academy recommends the ages of 6-9 as the best range in which to learn how to ride a bike. At this age, children have the necessary physical abilities and cognitive development to enjoy cycling and be safe while doing so. For instance, they are typically able to balance themselves well and can follow basic safety instructions.

Children learn best through play, and cycling is a great way for them to explore their surroundings while getting some exercise. At Nationwide Cycling Academy, we want to help your child fall in love with cycling – so they’ll want to keep riding long into their adult years!

Find out more information on our kids bike training courses and lessons at Nationwide Cycling Academy. Call us on 0161 796 6221 or email any enquiries to

Based throughout Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Contact NCA Philips Park, Whitefield

The Barn Countryside Centre
Philips Park
Park Lane
M45 7QJ

Contact NCA Outwood Park, Radcliffe

Outwood Country Park
Ringley Road West
M26 1DE

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