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Training to promote safer cycling
Cycle training is to be provided for almost 4,000 school children across the west of England.

The "Bikeability" scheme aims to promote cycling as safe and sustainable travel by giving children the skills and confidence to use busy roads.

It also aims to encourage them to use their bikes for short journeys, for example, cycling to and from school.

The training supports the new National Cycle Training Standard being promoted in the country by Cycling England.

Bikeability allows children to learn essential road safety skills and gain greater awareness of the dangers on the road - giving parents reassurance that their children are suitably equipped to use the roads and enjoy their bikes.

It is funded by a 148,000 government grant to provide cycle training to almost 4,000 people in Bath & North East Somerset (Banes), Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.



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