Monthly Archives: March 2019

Wobbly on a bike – the first wobbly steps to being more active

bike floor sign

2 minute read:  We all know that feeling: the gnawing sensation that we should be moving around more and doing our bit to make the world cleaner and less congested. We have all sat in traffic on our way to or from work wondering why we waste so much time waiting to get places. Yet,…

Scooting session is a hit in Kettering school

scooter training

“I haven’t been on a scooter in five years and I loved it”- a fun training day has helped children at a Kettering school feel safer and more confident on their scooters. Brightkidz – a Kettering-based social enterprise which promotes active travel and road safety – has been piloting its new ST:EPS project (Safer Travel:…

Teamwork Trust and Brightkidz

Threading rigid reflectors

2 minute read:  To mark World Down Syndrome Day, we’d like to introduce you to some of our friends at Teamwork Trust Charity. Recently, Brightkidz Director Alison and new recruit Fiona popped in to visit. Teamwork Trust supports adults who have mental health needs, physical and learning disabilities, such as Down Syndrome. With Teamwork, individuals…

“A fantastic way for businesses to put back into their local community”

A J Wills sponsors Grange

“Children are our future. I hope that my support contributes towards them living a healthier lifestyle in the future” A local will writer talks about her backing of a Brightkidz project which aims to enable more children to walk, scoot or cycle to school. Brightkidz has been piloting its ST:EPS project at Grange Primary School…

ST:EPS project launched in Kettering

A pilot project to enable more children to walk, scoot or cycle to school is being rolled out across Kettering. Brightkidz – a Kettering-based social enterprise which promotes active travel and road safety – has been piloting its ST:EPS project at Grange Primary School in Kettering since last September. Following the success of the project…

Shining Bright with South End Infants!

south end primary school

1 minute read:  On Monday, 11th March, to mark the start of British Science Week, Brightkidz Alison and Fiona set off to South End Infants School in Rushden to help them with their superb array of sessions dedicated to different aspects of science. Alison and Fiona were to work with Year 1 pupils to show…

Which Books Can Inspire Active Travel?

school library windows

2 minute read:  At this time of year, parents, teachers, library staff and children are all obsessed with World Book Day. Which led me to wonder which books are out there to help inspire better travel choices? Below are my top 5 (in no particular order!) followed by 3 favourites from Brightkidz: 100 Things for…

Apprentice Eryn Roberts joins the Brightkidz team

1 minute read:  New recruit Eryn Roberts has joined the Kettering-based Brightkidz team in time to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. The 19-year-old, a former Montsaye Academy pupil, knew she didn’t want to go straight to university after her A Levels and her love for marketing led her down the apprenticeship route. She heard about the Brightkidz…

Free Public Transport for the UK? A Look at Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

2 minute read:  Tallinn in Estonia was the first city to offer free public transport to all residents and is now rolling the scheme out across the country. Could the same thing ever happen here in the UK? In 2013, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, introduced free public transport across the city, in response to…

Welcome to ‘Wobbly on a Bike’ Blog

Wobbly on a Bike cartoon

Welcome to ‘Wobbly on a Bike’ Do you want to avoid traffic jams and parking problems? Save money? Get fitter? Improve your mental health? Be healthier in general now and in future? ‘Wobbly on a Bike’ blog is about sharing practical ideas and providing inspiration for you to leave the car at home and travel…