Tinto Primary School has become the first in South Lanarkshire to set up a ‘Cycle Train’.
The Cycle Train takes its idea from a Walking Bus, but instead of adults walking at the front and rear of the group of children, everyone is on bikes.
Capable adult cyclists escort a group of cycling children on a route to and from school. There is a ‘driver’ at the front of the train and a ‘conductor’ at the back. The group stops at a series of pre-determined pick-up and drop-off points along the way.
Councillor John Murray, chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Road Safety Forum, said: “The Cycle Trains are an excellent, innovative idea which I am sure more schools in South Lanarkshire will want to introduce.
“The children I spoke to all mentioned how much fun it was and of course I am delighted with any scheme which reduces congestion, pollution and increases road safety awareness."
Bike sheds for those taking part in the Cycle Train have also been installed at the school.
For further information contact James Davitt.