National Windscreens helps toddlers get on their bikes

A new balance bike track for pre-school children has now been opened in Telford thanks to funding from official club sponsor National Windscreens.

The new “National Windscreens Balance Bike Track” – aimed at children on balance bikes before they progress to pedals – has opened at Wrekin Riders BMX Race Club in Dawley.

Volunteers at the club will now run sessions every Wednesday and Friday from 11am to 2pm. 

Kieran Edwards, club coach who built the new track, said: “A balance bike track is something we have desperately wanted for so long – it is the starting point children need and then they go straight from balance bike to pedals without the stress of stabilisers. 

“We cannot thank our sponsor National Windscreens enough for offering to fund this facility in addition to their annual sponsorship of the club.”

John Smallman, director of National Windscreens and owner of branches in Telford, Oswestry, Wolverhampton and Bangor, said: “My own boys started at the club at three and four years old when they were already on pedals but if this facility had been available then we would have been there much sooner. 

“We were pleased to be able to offer to fund the track and hope it helps get children on their wheels in a safe and fun environment,” he added.