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Last Updated: Tuesday May 06 2008 06:59 GMT

Kids banned from biking to school

Children cycling

What's your favourite way of getting to school, by car, bus or maybe on two wheels?

Well, this week is Bike to School Week, and studies have found half of you want to be able to hop on your bike.

But only one out of five pupils in the UK are allowed to, because lots of parents won't let their kids cycle because of safety fears.

Researchers found parents worry roads are too dangerous, and about keeping their child's bike safe at school.

Transport charity Sustrans found nearly half of all pupils would like to cycle to school.

And Cycling England found four out of five kids are banned from cycling to school by their parents, even though the number of road accidents are falling.