A MOTHER and daughter who launched a cycling business six years ago are expanding into Warrington, due to ongoing success
Jane Prowse and Dannie Roberts founded CycleBuddie in Stockport and have taught almost 6,000 children and adults to ride a bike.
Now they are launching sessions in Warrington’s Golden Square Shopping Centre.
Dannie said: “We first started the business because we noticed there was a gap in the market. Parents were paying for swimming lessons, football lessons, dance lessons, but were struggling to find the time and patience to teach their children to ride a bike.
“Lots of children were getting to Years 5 and 6 at school, and unable to participate in their BikeAbility sessions because they couldn’t ride their bike confidently”.
Jane and Dannie launched CycleBuddie o help children to enjoy the freedom and independence riding a bike brings. The sessions take children “back to basics” working on confidence and eliminating the fear of falling. It has proved a huge success.
Jane said: “We have a really strong understanding of how every child is different and we work at the pace of each individual, so pedals are introduced once we can see the children are ready. This has enabled us to create a new, bespoke programme which teaches children to ride in just a few sessions – taking the tantrums and the tears out of learning to ride and instead providing a positive and enjoyable experience for the children and their parents”.
Dannie added: “We absolutely love what we do and would love to have as many children leaving primary school as possible being able to ride a bike. Having recently moved to the area it felt like a perfect opportunity to bring CycleBuddie with me!”
To find out more about CycleBuddie or to book a session in Warrington visit www.cycle-buddie.co.uk