Cycle Training – Providing the Skills to use a Bike on the Road
Generally we are unable to provide cyclist training for non-riders and studies have shown that children younger than nine do not have the skills to judge the speed and position of approaching vehicles that are needed to safety cycle unsupervised.
However training for both adults and children with little confidence or no experience in riding a bike is available during the summer months from:
- Campaign for Better Transport – Safer Routes to School Guide
How to make it easier for kids to walk and cycle to schools Around the country many parents are working with schools and local authorities to make it easier for children to walk and cycle to school. See if your school has school travel plan already.
- CTC – Cycle Touring Club
CTC is the UK and Ireland’s largest and longest established national cycling membership organisation. It was founded in 1878 as the Bicycle Touring Club, subsequently becoming the Cyclists’ Touring Club.
Road safety resources for teachers and parents together with information for older children. Also a very useful download facility for drivers. Click Road Safety on their webpage to access information.
- The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust
The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust is committed to saving young people’s lives by promoting safe cycling and, in particular, the use of cycle helmets.
- The Highway Code
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- Think! Primary School Teaching Resources
This site provides you with lesson plans and worksheets for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. These have all been written by educational professionals.