Youngsters Gear Up For Safer Cycling

Young cyclists are learning how to keep themselves safe on the roads with Bikeability training.

Year 7 students are taking part in the initiative during the next two weeks to learn practical skills and understanding of how to cycle on the roads. The scheme is the modern version of the old cycling proficiency test, which many parents will remember from their time at school.

There are three Bikeability levels ranging from the basics of balance and control to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads. 

Mr Mincher, who has organised the training, said: “Cycling to school is a great way to keep fit and it’s better for the environment too. But it’s important to make sure that students can cycle safely and understand the rules of the rood. Bikeability is government-recognised, practical and professional training and we know cyclists are more skilled and more confident once they’ve taken part.”