Cycling to School
Fewer children cycle to school alone now than over the past few decades. Nearly half (42%) of primary school children are now driven to school. Often, this is because parents are worried about traffic danger.
Once your child is confident on their bike, getting them used to cycling on the roads can be a great opportunity for their development:
- They gain a sense of freedom and independence
- They improve their confidence;
- Their fitness levels will increase.
Teaching your children about road safety means that they can enjoy the freedom of cycling. Sustrans' website contains lots of useful information and tips about cycling to school safely.
Before your children go out on the road, it's important to make sure their helmet is fitted correctly. Please watch the short video from Cycle-Smart to check that it is.