Quinton children forge ahead on brand new balance bikes

Halesowen News: Wheely good fun! Elisa Fletcher, Charlie Green and Maisie Tapping on the new balance bikes. (buyphoto 4325819) Wheely good fun! Elisa Fletcher, Charlie Green and Maisie Tapping on the new balance bikes. (buyphoto 4325819)

CHILDREN at a Quinton primary school are getting a head start in becoming the next generation of Olympic heroes.

World's End Infant School have purchased balance bikes which teach children to ride without stabilisers at an early age.

The bikes have been especially designed with help from Olympic cycling gold medalists Chris Boardman and Laura Trott.

Lisa Killelay, nursery teacher at World's End Infant School, said: "The bikes are brilliant and we have four sessions a week and the children have a great time.

"It is all about finding tomorrow's Olympians today and our children will be ahead of the game if they do want to start cycling competitively."

The £1,500 investment in the balance bikes was made by parents, Waitrose and the Inner Wheel.

Janet Tomlinson, president of the Edgbaston Inner Wheel, said “This year is the 90th anniversary of the start of Inner Wheel and the Association has a year-long commitment to funding projects under the heading of “Wheels”.

"The members of the Inner Wheel Club of Edgbaston Convention have been delighted to help the Worlds End Nursery with the Balance Bike project, it is a great way for children to learn to balance and ride a bike.”

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