Staffordshire County Council - School Holiday Cycling

Staffordshire County Council were looking for a provider to work within four districts – Tamworth, Lichfield, South Staffordshire and Cannock Chase – to deliver Bikeability Level 1 and Learn to Ride programmes to increase the cycling skills of 5 – 10 year olds during the school holidays. 

Following a short tender process, Aspire were awarded the project in 2016 and were expected to source local venues, promote and market training dates and deliver national standard training to the specifications expected by the County Council. Additionally, we offered a fully inclusive solution by providing an online booking platform, administration support, location and back office provision and all equipment. 

Staffordshire County Council provided funding for 880 young people to participate in the training across four districts. Aspire were efficient in collecting and providing data and feedback, providing information to parents and carers on further cycling and active travel opportunities as well as undertaking risk assessments in line with the council’s expectations.


Trainer and child

Case Study

  • School Holiday Programme provision started in 2016
  • Delivered Learn to Ride and Bikeability 1
  • Trained 880 children to date
  • Bikes and helmets provided to ensure that ALL children can participate

Catherine Stephenson, Connectivity Support Officer, Staffordshire County Council

“Due to their continued success, Aspire were awarded a further contract to provide holiday training in the south of the county in four districts following a procurement process. This will enable the County Council to increase the number of children receiving training, getting and staying active.” 



Aspire's organisation – from project management, back office administration and on ground delivery – has been incredibly good which has enabled the programme to not only be a success but we have been able to include a much larger number than originally thought.

Catherine Stephenson
Staffordshire County Council

Aspire offer a positive ongoing relationship, consistent high-quality team members through different programmes and peace of mind

Hillary Primary School

Aspire offer us reliability, a high standard of tuition & flexibility

St Margaret's CE Primary School

Our children have enjoyed the approach to maths, through the Maths on the Move Programme - it focuses their learning and shows them the importance of maths in everything (it's not just a subject).

St Mary's RC Primary School

This is the 3rd time that my children have come to Aspire Active Camps, they love it and are already asking to go back! My younger daughter is brimming with confidence from her new-found sports skills and my older daughter has discovered a love for basketball. Top marks for the team all round!

Active Camps Parent 6/9/16

We have worked with Aspire Sports for over five years. The quality of delivery has always been excellent. The coaches are well qualified, knowledgeable and child friendly.

Sue Bailey
The Arthur Terry School

WSAS have had an extremely positive and long standing relationship with Aspire Sports. The feedback from our schools has been outstanding and we always achieve our pass rate targets. We communicate regularly, the support staff are always on hand to help out and are very professional and friendly. Aspire always go beyond our expectations.

Faye Haworth
Wilson Stuart Active Society

My child loves the range of activities on offer. I am always impressed by the positive, professional and friendly team both at the camp and the office.

Active Camp Parent 31/10/16