Cycling scheme is a success in South Lanarkshire

10.50 | 11 July 2011 | | 1 comment

More than 2,000 pupils from primary schools across South Lanarkshire have taken part in cycle training during the past school year.

The Scottish Cycle Training Scheme (formerly Cycling Proficiency) teaches basic cycling skills, basic bike checks and environmental awareness. It offers upper primary school children the basic skills and knowledge necessary for competent and safe cycling.

Councillor John Murray, chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s road safety forum, said: “The Scottish Cycle Training Scheme gives vital lessons for cyclists in how to stay safe on our roads. This year more than 2,000 pupils signed up to take part in the scheme – a fantastic figure.

“The council’s road safety team works with primary school pupils, teachers, adult volunteer trainers and parents to promote safe and sustainable journeys by bicycle.

“I am delighted so many of our young people have taken advantage of this wonderful opportunity and I am sure many of them will develop a life-long passion for cycling which will improve sustainable methods of transport in the future.”

To celebrate the end of the training, the renewable energy company SSE Renewables provided the pupils with high visibility vests and bicycle pumps.

For more information contact James Davitt on 01698 453 857.


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    I wonder what level of Bikeability they got up to and whether the individuals will be followed up to see if they are still cycling to secondary school.

    Roger, London
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