Haven Holidays

Haven Holidays

March 04, 2011 01:01 ET

Budding Young Cyclists to Receive Bikeability Cycling Training at Selected Haven Holiday Parks

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 4, 2011) - In the UK only one in ten children between the ages of five and seven are able to ride a bike and an initiative has been put in place with Government backing to improve on this statistic.

'Bikeability' is cycling proficiency for the next generation and provides youngsters with the skills and confidence to ride safely on the roads. The vision is for no child to leave primary school without the opportunity to take part in cycling training.

Haven Holidays are keen to support the initiative by encouraging even younger children to learn how to ride a bike in a safe and traffic free environment at a number of their 35 UK family holiday parks.

The new activity is aimed at children aged two and upwards and starts using special brightly coloured bikes with no pedals.

They say, 'Learning to ride a bike is all about balance and we've devised lots of fun games and activities that will help little ones feel comfortable on two wheels. Once the children gain confidence they progress to proper bikes with pedals and will be trained up to Bikeability Level 1.'

The scheme is fully accredited by Bikeability and children gaining their Level 1 certificate will be able to take this forward to the next stage after their holiday.

Bikeability is just one of a range of activities aimed at encouraging children to gain physical skills at no extra cost, available to holidaymakers and holiday home owners on Haven holiday parks and caravan sites. Other options include Coke FC Football Coaching, mini-tennis, mini- fencing and mini-archery and Water Confidence sessions.

Prices for a three or four night Spring break start at around £129 for a family of up to six people based on selected dates at a choice of parks. Breaks during the Easter holidays start at £179 in Standard accommodation. For more information about holidays with Haven click on www.haven.com or call 0871 230 1900.

Note to editors:

Bikeability will be available at Presthaven Sands; Hafan y Mor; Craig Tara; Primrose Valley; Blue Dolphin; Thorpe Park; Combe Haven; Rockley Park; Church Farm; Devon Cliffs; Seashore and Perran Sands

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