Play Together on Pedals
Cycling is brilliant for kids – it’s fun, great physical exercise and helps develops their independence. Play Together on Pedals teaches preschool children to cycle through a playful programme delivered in nurseries and through community organisations. It’s a partnership between Cycling UK, Cycling Scotland and Play Scotland.
Encouraging parents and families to get involved is vital to creating sustainable behaviour change. That’s why Play Together on Pedals offers family-friendly try out sessions and drop-in activities, so that families that are new to cycling can build confidence, get advice, test equipment and discover local routes.
Since 2014, the project has helped to teach more than 8,000 preschool children in Scotland to ride a bike. This helps them to develop important life skills like coordination and balance. It also breaks down the barriers young people face to participating in physical activity – especially important in areas of health inequalities and multiple deprivation.
Cycling together helps families gain independence, maintain a healthy lifestyle and have a lot of fun too! Access to a sustainable, low cost way to travel encourages families to leave the car at home – so cycling is not only a healthy way to travel, there are also many environmental benefits too.