Safer cycling rolled out to Warwickshire school children

08.37 | 28 June 2024 | |

A recent campaign that raised awareness and educated more than 700 of Warwickshire’s youngest riders about cycle safety has been hailed a success.

As part of the National Police Chief Council (NPCC) two-wheels campaign, the Warwickshire Road Safety Partnership educated youngsters about the importance of having the correct skills, knowledge, and equipment to cycle safely.

Warwickshire County Council’s Road Safety Education Team, supported by Warwickshire Police, led on the delivery of the interactive sessions with pre-school and primary-aged pupils.

The sessions included stories, role-play, guidance and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Cllr Jan Matecki, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning, said: “Equipping our youngest cyclists with the knowledge and skills they need to stay safe on the roads is paramount.

“Equipping children at this young age to stay safe will also encourage them to cycle and stay active, in turn potentially keeping their parents’ vehicles off the road which both improves air quality and reduces the likelihood of collisions. 

“The scheme delivers on so many of our key areas of focus and helps keep our children safe. I’m thrilled to see the success of the Two Wheels Campaign in Warwickshire.”



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