Youngsters On The Road To Safer Cycling

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

Year 7 students took part in the initiative 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 road. Bikeability is government-recognised, practical and professional training and we know cyclists are more skilled and more confident once they’ve taken part.

“Everyone had a fantastic time and the trainers said how much they had enjoyed supervising our pupils. Students’ behaviour was impeccable.”