Halfords and the Bikeability Trust partner to help more children to access cycle training

We are delighted to announce that we are partnering with Bikeability, the national charity for kids cycle training, to help 25,000 more primary school age children in England to access safe cycling programmes.

Halfords has made a significant investment to support Bikeability and to help extend its reach and scope across England. Bikeability already helps 300,000 children to learn to cycle safely and will aim to engage more children and parents than ever, not only to become more confident cyclists but to help ingrain cycling into their everyday lives with a view to helping to prompt modal shift in the UK. Part of this is making sure children are cycle-ready and we will be providing a free bike safety check for every child taking part in a Bikeability programme.

The cycling training programme is based on the government's National Standard for cycle and instructor training. It helps beginners to start learning in traffic-free environments before eventually developing their skills and confidence to progress on to local roads to tackling often busier, multi-lane roads and complex junctions.

Graham Stapleton, CEO at Halfords said:

"We are delighted to partner with Bikeability, and we are really proud to be able to help 25,000 more children to discover the joy of riding a bike. Safe cycling unlocks confidence and encourages daily activity, hopefully by helping more children cycle more safely and more often, more people will be inspired to get out on their bikes."

Bikeability Trust's Chief Executive, Paul Robison said:

"Working with Halfords will give us the chance to extend our scope, to reach thousands more children and help raise awareness of cycling as an essential life skill."

We will be sharing information soon for parents and teachers to find out more about how they can get involved in the Bikeability training programme run in conjunction with Halfords and for more information on the national charity, visit