Love to Ride; Learn to Ride

The research focuses on fundamental motor skills of children, their perceptions of ability and learning to ride a bike. In particular, looking at the effect of balance bikes and bikes with stabilisers as precursors to riding a bike and whether they provide benefits to the children’s motor development. A key miles-stone in a child’s development is the independent riding a bike, which in itself can help to develop a child’s ability in fundamental motor skills, improve fitness and help develop self-confidence. Independent cycling is a challenging task, and so it is important to understand the best way to support its development. Other research areas include; adapted physical activity, child psychology, and app usability.

For enquiries please contact

Jennifer.kavanagh32@mail.dcu.ie

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