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Cycling to School

The number of children cycling to school alone has rapidly decreased over the past few decades, largely because parents worry about traffic danger. But teach them about road safety, and there’s no reason why children can’t enjoy the freedom of cycling.

The biggest concern of adults when it comes to children walking and cycling to school is traffic danger. This fear has driven children into the backseat to be ferried around, with 42% of primary school children now being driven to school.

Once your child is confident on their bike, getting them used to cycling on the roads will develop them in many ways. Not only will they gain a sense of freedom and independence, but they’ll also improve their confidence and fitness.

There is lots of useful information and tips about cycling to school on Sustrans' website.