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Cycling course on route to help pupils

Date: 26/09/2008           Category: Highways Traffic and Parking

The Safer Journeys Team in Medway has received accreditation from Bikeability for its cycling training course and now meets the criteria for the National Standard for Cycling Training for levels one and two. The instructors have successfully completed personal training to deliver the improved course. Andy Dickonson, Road Safety Officer said: “Thanks go to colleagues from the Royal Borough of Kingston for their support and advice during this process. The improvements will encourage children to safely apply skills in a range of situations on quiet roads. The next step will be to apply for accreditation for level three training so that we can train cyclists of all ages to use busier roads safely.” The courses started this month (September) in primary schools across Medway. Schools that want to take part can contact Andy Dickinson in the Safer Journeys Safety Team on 01634 331832 to arrange dates for training pupils in years 5 [for Level One] and 6 [for levels One and Two]. Pupils need to be at least 10 years old to participate in level two training. www.bikeability.org.uk