St Mary’s Primary's Year 6 class doing a playground Bikeability session

507 CHILDREN STEP THEIR CYCLING UP A GEAR THANKS TO BIKEABILITY

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New figures released by the Bikeability Trust show a positive picture of children being offered cycling training on the Isle of Wight.

507 local children took part in Bikeability cycle training between April 2019 and April 2020.

The Department for Transport funded programme has been delivered to over 3.5million children in England since 2007 and is proven to improve both cycle skills and confidence on the road.

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Last month, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched his vision for cycling and walking, including “free cycling training for everyone who wants it,” and the Bikeability Trust will be working with the Department of Transport to support this government vision, both regionally and nationally.

In response to a surge of interest in cycling during COVID-19, the Bikeability Trust has launched their #CycleMore2020 competition asking families to share what they love about cycling. One lucky family will win £250 LoveToShop vouchers. More information on this can be found at https://bikeability.org.uk/cycle-more/family-cycling/essential-cycling-skills-for-families/.

Emily Cherry, Executive Director of the Bikeability Trust said:

“This summer I am excited to encourage more families to get out on their bikes and take part in our #CycleMore2020 challenge. We are delighted that so many children have found confidence through the Bikeability programme and we are excited to continue to support children to enjoy the many benefits of cycling.”

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