‘En Bici’ Day at El Álamo School

The project En Bici of the Fundación Contador, the pedagogical proposal that through cycling and cycling is the backbone of an educational action among young students of kindergarten and primary school, traveled this Wednesday to the Madrid town of El Álamo to develop a new training day in its kindergarten and primary school with students of fifth and sixth grade.

Javi Cebolla, member of the coaching staff of the U23 and junior structures and technician of the Plaza Éboli Cycling Academy, was in charge of developing an activity in which notions of fast mechanics, bicycle typologies or basics of technologies were given and issues of road safety and sustainable mobility were addressed.

With this visit to CEIP El Alamo, the En Bici project takes a new step in its expansion to schools in the centre and south of Madrid. The Madrid town joins past experiences in Pinto, Parla, Humanes and Madrid capital, as well as in towns such as Valdemoro or Chinchón through synergies and collaborations.

“As usual with these days, it was a really enjoyable and fun morning. I have seen them quite concentrated and entertained, very interested in all the subjects. Very receptive. Showing a lot of interest and asking a lot of questions. That makes the session more enjoyable and, above all, productive. Because solid concepts come out of their own curiosity. This is the first time we have come to El Álamo and, I don’t know if it is a question of geographical location, the size of the town or its specific orography, but the truth is that compared to students from other schools here we have noticed a greater and more habitual use of bicycles on a daily basis. Everyone more or less knew and had notions and perceptions of many of the subjects covered”, explains Cebolla in this respect.

The En Bici project was launched by the Fundación Contador in 2014, under the direction of Félix García Casas, with the Plaza Éboli Cycling Academy as the axis and with the guidance of the Galiana Project promoted at that time by the city council of Pinto. Since 2022, the Foundation has been working to stock the project and increase the radius of its reach among the school community.