Being able to cycle safely is a key skill which supports two of the National Curriculum aims of enabling pupils to be physically active for sustained periods of time and to lead active, healthy lives.
Key stage 1 - cycling can help to develop a pupil’s agility, balance and co-ordination.
Key stage 2 - an emphasis is placed on using the skills acquired in key stage 1 and to use them in different ways, linking them to make actions and sequences of movement. Cycling is a great activity to build upon this requirement and is perfect for improving strength, technique, control and balance. As pupils progress they can compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate an improvement to achieve a personal best.
To find out more about how cycling can meet the aims outlined in the National Curriculum programmes of study for PE in Key stages 1&2 download the DfE pdf document below.