I have a first class honours degree in Early Years Primary Education as well as over 25 years experience working in the education and sports environment. I currently work mainly for the Pennine Sports Partnership delivering cycling in their schools and occasionally work for the Youth Sport Trust. I am also a qualified Tutor for Balanceability, training the next Balanceability Instructors.
I am a qualified Balanceability Instructor; Level 2 coach in cycling (British Cycling); Athletics (UK Athletics) Triathlon (British Triathlon) and Swimming (ASA Swimming). I have a current Enhanced DBS check for British Cycling; I hold a current Purple Dog First Aid certificate & Safeguarding course certificate. I have public liability insurance from Cycling Uk and British Cycling.
Whilst training to be a Balanceability Instructor I received excellent feedback from the course tutor.
‘Rachael had a great day on the Balaceability instructor course and was an exemplar for others. She has an impressive array of skills and knowledge from working with early years practical bike check in skills, Bikeability instruction and how to integrate cycling into school sports.
Rachael has a good practical plan to introduce Balanceability into clusters of skills and understands physical literacy well.’
I love my work and would love you to bring your children to learn to ride a balance bike or a pedal bike and have lots of fun doing so. Courses are relaxed but structured allowing the children to develop when they are ready, which leads to fantastic progress within each session.
During Covid I am delivering 121 sessions only (or 122) if same family members can take up to 4.
Leo and his younger brother came for121 lessons, Leo learnt to ride in one lesson and his younger brother took 2 lessons. This is what their mum said,
My husband can’t believe it, he kept saying all the way round (about 3 miles) “can you believe they are both riding?” I said no…. Honestly we tried and tried to get Leo especially on a bike for about 2 years and failed miserably and you taught them so fast and the right way thank you. Will recommend you to everyone!!!