On your bike! Get the kids confident on two wheels

Simone Kane


Are your little ones still clinging to their stabilisers? A new three-session cycle tuition programme from Keycamp holidays could provide the answer – leaving your children with happy holiday memories, as well as a real sense of achievement.

The family holiday company has teamed up with bike training experts BikeRight to offer children from the age of three upwards the chance to learn cycling basics at six of their French holiday parcs. And the best part is, it all happens while parents relax and enjoy a little "me" time.

Kids will spend their first one-hour lesson learning how to balance on a specially created "zoom" bike, followed by a further hour of practising and mastering the skills of pedalling and braking safely. Finally, their last one-hour session will focus on fun and collecting their all-important completion certificates.

The cycling courses are available at Les Deux Fontaines and Les Menhirs, in Brittany, as well as Les Sabons, Club Farret, Camping La Chappelle and Cala Gogo in the Languedoc, in southern France.

Lessons, which are free to Keycamp holidaymakers, can be booked on-site when you arrive.