Barry Bike Club Celebrated
Members of Barry Bike Club at Tŷ Iolo, Barry, were awarded for their hard work at the club’s final session of the year.
The club was first introduced at Tŷ Iolo play area, through the Vale of Glamorgan's Communities First programme, to help reduce health inequities through the promotion of physical activity.
Following a revamp to the club in April this year, the sessions have attracted more than 89 children to the Tŷ Iolo play area, with participants learning to cycle safely in an off-road environment, how to balance through scooting, and how to safely start, stop and negotiate turns.
To build on this success a new partnership has been formed between Vale Homes, Sports and Play Development and Pedal Power, a cycling charity based in Cardiff.
Vale of Glamorgan Mayor Cllr Leighton Rowlands said: “It was fantastic to see so many children take part and the club is going strength to strength, and I even decided to have a go on a bike myself to join in with them.”
Barry Bike Club will re-start in April 2019 along with a new club which will be launched in St Athan.