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Tallinn Bicycle Week invited to cycling games workshop

20.06.2017  18:36
Cycling and urban culture festival Tallinn Bicycle Week hosted on 2 June 2017  cycling games workshop that was conducted by Danish movement consultant Balder Brøndsted.

The workshop was open to all who work with children and encourage them to move, also children were awaited to play the games together with workshop participants.

Cycling games is the Danish Cyclists' Association’s initiative, which supports the development of children's movement and communication skills. In collaboration with child development specialists several well-known children's games are arranged to fit for participants on wheels. When playing, children learn to keep their balance, to assess the distance and speed, they train their sense of space and direction and practice maneuvering on bike. At the same time, they learn to cycle with ease.

In Denmark, raising a new generation of young cyclists with help of Cycling Games concept is an important step towards getting more people to use the bicycle as their preferred means of transportation. One of the main reasons for a strong cycling culture in Denmark is that children are taught to bike at an early age.

In addition to conducting the workshop Balder Brøndsted gave a presentation about bike games at the conference of Estonian City Cyclists’ Union on 1 June.

The Tallinn Bicycle Week, that had its seventh edition, is created to introduce and develop the cycling culture and to increase the awareness about bicycle traffic.

More photos of the workshop can be found in the gallery and links to information resources about cycling games at event’s Facebook page here. See also Balder Brøndsted’s interview in Õpetajate Leht (Teachers’ Newspaper) here (in Estonian).