The National Cycle Museum offers a School Visit service to both Primary and Secondary Schools.
The recent increase in all forms of cycling has been most encouraging to all cyclists. Education authorities are very aware of the benefits that young people can gain from an interest in this activity. Healthy exercise, independence, environmental awareness and technical matters are just a few of these.
The NCM school visit service involves our staff taking a small collection of cycles to a school. Typically this will be a "Penny Farthing", a pre-war roadster, a Classic Lightweight and an ultra-modern carbon-fibre racing bike. For Primary schools we also take a childrens Tandem-Tricycle which the children are allowed to ride! We include an electric bike for our Secondary School visits in order to enable pupils to see at first-hand modern cycle technology.
Visits can also be "tailored " to fit a particular "Theme" - recent examples being the use of cycles in WW11 and, of course, the Olympic Games. Our staff provide a short talk - including Q & A sessions together with a "hands-on" session so that the pupils can experience for themselves the history of the cycle.
Typically our staff can cover 6 primary school classes in one day or 5 secondary classes. There is a charge but this cost is much cheaper that a school arranging for a group of pupils to visit an external venue.
Interested parties can contact us via the Museums Tel No or by e-mail for further details.