Gateshead Council operate a cycling proficiency scheme every year, between April and October. The scheme is run in local schools and it is aimed at Years 5 and 6 (children aged between 9 and 11 years). There is no charge and all children who successfully complete the scheme receive a pin badge and a certificate.
Schools are responsible for informing parents and carers about the scheme and for obtaining permission for children to take part. All enquiries about when a scheme will be running at a particular school should be made directly to the relevant school.