As Authorised Strider Coaches we provide innovative fun ways to enhance the lives of those with a range of cognitive or developmental disabilities through balance bike coaching & training. With a range of options to choose from we can give SEN Schools, residential homes & day centres a great way to promote social engagement, interaction, physical activity & most of fun for pupils. We can also provide a “Strider Guide for Coaching” to continue the fun with the Strider Balance bikes in our absence, to aid the completion of developmental & assessment records.
Darren is the lead coach & Co-Founder of our passion: read more about him on our about us page.
Too often people with cognitive or developmental disabilities have been unable to ride a bike or have been told by doctors and other health care providers that they will never be able to ride a bike. With the proper special needs bike and a proven method to learn, this is changing! For several years, parents of children with special needs all over the world have been approaching Strider® and letting us know how life changing our bikes have been for their children. Strider® Bikes are providing a means for inclusive social interaction and play. Suddenly, a child that had previously been sitting on the porch while the other children in the neighborhood rode their bikes is now riding right alongside their peers, grinning ear to ear.
So, why is a Strider Balance Bike the best option for a person with special needs? Our bikes break down the overwhelming task of learning how to ride into a safe and natural progression; it’s as easy as walking. With feet safely on the ground, a rider is easily able to maneuver and ride our lightweight bikes.
Strider bikes have turned individuals with Down syndrome, autism, low muscle tone, poor balance, arthrogryposis, and cerebral palsy into bike riding enthusiasts! We have received countless success stories from parents around the world.In the States Strider have turned individuals with Down syndrome, autism, low muscle tone, poor balance, arthrogryposis, & cerebral palsy into bike riding enthusiasts.
As part of the Duo-Velo Cycle Coaching we are Strider Instructors have been developing a working guide right here in the UK with the Phoenix, St. Georges & Heltwate Special Needs Schools in Peterborough. Our work has seen both rewarding & outstanding results within the schools Pre National Curriculum Levels (P levels) for PE. We aim to ensure that the sessions we run are not only enjoyable for the pupils but also help to provide evidence towards key milestones in the Early Years Foundation Stages. We can adapt our coaching to your needs.