In this educational video program, you will learn tips on how to keep both you and your bike safe and secure when cycling in an urban environment. The techniques shown in the videos contain valuable information for any person wanting to learn how to cycle safely through areas where there is regular traffic, but they are also useful for beginner cyclists who want to master the basics of their bike before hitting the road. Injuries sustained from cycling in urban areas are numerous and sometimes fatal. This program aims to combat this issue by raising awareness and increasing knowledge about the safe practices when cycling through busy streets. Follow the advice we set out in the videos to cycle safely, and to keep your bike safe and running properly too. Cycling in the city needn’t be a daunting experience; there are countless benefits to cycling regularly: it has a low impact on the environment, is great for the cardiovascular and muscular development; boosts your mood and lowers stress; and it gives you increased mobility and independence. The program is split into three chapters detailing tips on; what to do before you ride; how to use your bike properly; and how to keep both bike and rider safe. The program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast. We hope that more people will see the virtues of cycling as a mode of urban transport. Enjoy your ride!
This online tutorial video program teaches adults how to ride a bike. The program aims to encourage people who have never ridden a bike to learn cycling. It is designed for adults to be able to learn it by themselves. It is never too late to start cycling! These video series are designed for beginner adults who want to learn cycling. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast. The program gives an introduction to cycling for adults then explains essential techniques including: scooting, balancing and pedalling and finishes up with some handy exercises that could be practiced easily after mastering all the previous steps.
This free video program has been designed to teach you the basics of road cycling. It aims to demonstrate the key elements of this popular, yet physically demanding sport in the hopes of making it accessible to a greater number of people. Road cycling is an excellent way of inscreasing one's fitness and muscular strength. Rides are also often very social events and there are now amateur road cycling clubs all over the world. The tips and techniques outlined in these videos are targeted at beginner-level cyclists or complete newcomers to the sport wishing to deepen their knowledge of the basics. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast. The program has been structured into four chapters on: the necessary pre-ride checks and equipment; learning how to correctly master the different componetns of the bike itself; how to improve your riding technique; and essential road cycling tips. The sport of road cycling has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity in recent decades. This program shows you that it is a sport which can be practiced by almost anyone, anywhere. Remember that this is probably one of the most demanding cycling sports, so improving will take hard work and plenty of effort, but the results are definitely worth it. Road cycling is a great way to stay in shape, build strength and to make friends. Cycle safe and enjoy your ride!
This program on bike repair will show you a few essential techniques to keep your bike well-maintained and running smoothly. The key objective of this program of twelve videos is to demonstrate a few quick, resourceful and inexpensive ways of fixing your bike when you’re out on the trail, or when you have minimal tools at your disposal. The program is broken down into chapters on: the basics of bike repair; fixing punctures and flat bicycle tires; S.O.S emergency repair tips and techniques; and quick bike checks and general maintenance. It could be the difference between a short cycle or a very long walk home. The videos are aimed at all bike-users, whether used recreationally or for earning a living, and could equally serve as the foundations for basic bike mechanic training purposes. This program was made thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA’s partner for the Sports program, and with the expert collaboration of Fabrice Tellier, a long-serving professional bike mechanic with experience as a military bike mechanic. Cycling has numerous health and environmental benefits, and is the primary mode of transport for people all over the world, so it’s essential that you know a few tips and tricks to keep yours, or any of the world’s 1 billion bikes running smoothly at a low cost. Enjoy your ride!
In this educational video program, you will learn the basics of masonry. The Helper Mason program has been created to provide useful and accessible content for anyone seeking to learn the fundamentals of masonry. It serves to guide vocational empowerment as well as basic self reliance at home. This course will simplify the technical aspects of the work at hand. This curriculum was developed to provide free content in aid of workers entering into the construction industry in India. However, it covers the universal basics of masonry and introduces key concepts and techniques to anyone who wishes to learn. The Helper Mason program has been created thanks to the support of Kingfisher. It has been split into the following categories: Introduction to masonry, Components and Materials, Tools, Safety & Maintenance, and Construction. A Mason has a complex job at hand demanding a deep understanding of different materials and how they interact with each other. Creating solid structures based on two-dimensional blueprints requires one to constantly strengthen skills and knowledge. Although experience is the most important aspect learning in any practical field, a good foundation will ensure a smooth learning curve. Let's begin!
In this 'Electricity for Everyone' program, you will discover practical lessons that you can try at home. In each a video, a new lesson will be given, or a new subject introduced. It's up to you to decide what interests you most, and what may be the most useful for you in setting up your electrical installation at home. The lessons we give are for beginners to the principles of electricity and basic circuitry. Over the course of the program, you will learn about the risks of an electrical installation. You will also learn how to save energy and get the most out of your electrical household appliances. This program was created in collaborations with volunteers from the charity Electricens Sans Frontières (Electricians Without Borders). The installation of electricity networks is essential for social and economic development. It means that the essential buildings of a town can be lit up, such as schools and hospitals, it also makes roads safer and even gives people access to clean drinking water
Thanks to this video program, you can discover all the techniques and tips necessary to learn how to be better at playing football. Whether you are a beginner, or a more experienced player looking to brush up on the essentials, this program was developed for you! It was created in collaboration with a former professional football player, now works as a football coach. In order to give you a complete presentation of the basic elements of football, we recommend that you begin with the very first video which gives you a quick presentation of the rules of the game. Then follow the videos in their order to get a more rounded learning experience. Once you’ve grasped the techniques shown in each video, you can find some excellent training exercises and drills at the end of the program, to help you practice and put all the techniques together gradually. These are also an excellent teaching resources for football coaches. Our program will mean you’ll have all the skills you need at your feet in order to become a good attacker, a solid defender, and an unbeatable goalkeeper! Beyond the numerous health and physical benefits attributed to a sport such as football, it also is a great way of teaching respect and conveying important values, such as team-spiritedness. It’s one of the most popular games in the world and is a shared interest that can unite people from all walks of life. Football, also called soccer, is incredibly accessible and requires minimal equipment to get started. David Duquesnoy, our expert, as well as many other charities and foundations, channel these very positive attributes of football to combat social exclusion. Enjoy your game!
In this educational video program you will discover techniques and exercises to help you learn how to swim the front crawl. The key objective of the 11 videos in this program is to inspire more people to try out this essential swimming technique. It also contains useful swimming exercises which swimmers can use to improve their front crawl swimming techniques. The front crawl is one of the of most widely-practiced swimming strokes, and learning how to swim is a fundamental skill that everyone should have. This program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA's partner for the Sports topic, as well as Pierrick le Floch, whose expert advice as a professional swimming coach was invaluable. The front crawl program has been split into the following chapters: How to Warm Up Before Swimming; The Basic Techniques; Drills to Improve your Front Crawl; Stretching After a Swim. Knowing how to swim could be potentially life-saving, but it’s also a great sport to learn because of the many benefits in terms of fitness and wellbeing that it can bring about. It’s an excellent cardiovascular sport that works out the entire body in one go, and is low impact on joints, - making it unrivalled as a sport you can use to recover from injury. Follow the videos and try them out for yourself. Over to you!
Discover 23 recreational exercises to guide you through the process of overcoming a fear of water. In this program, you will learn some essential techniques to help you feel more comfortable and learn to have fun in the water. Each video outlines one exercise. Follow them in order to gradually discover the pleasure of being in an aquatic environment. The exercises shown in these videos are for any person wanting to overcome a fear of water, regardless of their age. Each exercise is designed to be accessible to beginners.. This program was developed with the expert collaboration of a trained lifeguard and a professional swimming coach specialised in introducing people to water and helping people overcome a fear of it. It is based around three main sections: getting comfortable in the water; learning the essential techniques to be at ease in the water; and learning to have fun in the swimming pool. Panic in the water is the cause of multiple drownings. Learn to be without water phobia and to have no fear in the swimming pool, and avoid the risks that water phobia can carry with it. Only then can you be happy to your fullest in the water. Over to you!
The origins of yoga can be traced back to India several thousands of years ago. It’s physical, mental and spiritual benefits are numerous. This program is aimed to help novices who hope to learn the basic positions and essential techniques, in order to improve their flexibility, concentration, strength and to manage their stress levels.
Juggling dates back thousands of years to some of the most ancient civilisations known to man. Juggling promotes concentration, coordination and balance. Here, we present an introduction to the basic techniques of juggling with balls, clubs, as well as bounce and contact juggling
Modern farming techniques have caused soil depletion leading to a more limited level of food production on the local scale. Cultivating small land spaces can foster greater local food sovereignty in an environmentally sustainable way. In this programme you will learn how to grow produce using the pioneering Grow Biointensive approach.