Ready Set Ride

Ready Set Ride

Riding a bike gives you a great sense of freedom – Every child in Britain should have the chance to learn. That’s why HSBC UK and British Cycling created 'Ready Set Ride', with free, quick and easy games to help you teach your child how to pedal.

Prepare to Ride 

There is nothing stopping any child from grabbing a bike and having a go, but making sure they are ready can make the whole thing easier and more enjoyable.

Prepare 2 Ride games help to get children ready to ride and are great fun activities to do anytime, anywhere, whether a child is pedalling or not.

Core skills developed through the Prepare 2 Ride games like these set a child up for an active life, but have been created with cycling in mind.


At the end of this series of games, there are a series of challenges to complete. Then get ready to try the next series, Skills to Cycle - Balancing. Off we go!

Click on the image below to access all the resources 
(please note you will be directed to Ready Set Ride website)

Prepare to Ride

 Click on the buttons below to access all the games to help your child prepare to cycle

Skills 2 Ride - Balance

Balance bikes are a great way to help your child get ready to pedal. Any bike can be turned into a balance bike by pulling off the pedals. Click on the below image to open up simple instructions on how to do it yourself.

The activities found in the link below will help your child explore his / her community and experience the freedom a bike offers from an early age. These games can be adapted by you and your child and can be played again when your child can pedal.

Try to use all these skills when cycling around your park or to the shops. What can you practice while out on your bike?

At the end of this series of games, there are challenges to complete and then be ready to try the next series: Skills to Cycle - Pedals. Off we go!

Click on the image below to access all the resources 
(please note you will be directed to Ready Set Ride website)

Skills 2 Ride - Balance

  Click on the buttons below to access all the games to help develop your child's balance

Skills 2 Ride - Pedals

Once a child is ready to try pedalling or just wants to give it a go these games will support them to make the transition from scooting to pedalling – no stabilisers in sight!

Once children can pedal without help, these games will improve their skills and help them to become really confident riders who want to spend time on their bike.

At the end of this series of games, there are a series of challenges to complete. Off we go!

Click on the image below to access all the resources 
(please note you will be directed to Ready Set Ride website)

Skills 2 Ride - Pedals

   Click on the buttons below to access all the games to help support your child once they are ready to try pedalling.