3000 local school children from Stockport will be provided cycle training as Bikeright is awarded the contract for the next three years.
Stockport Council is looking forward to working with Bikeright! To offer Bikeability to Pupils in Stockport. Cycle safety is a key element of our commitment to young people in Stockport.
The lessons will take place for students in Year Five and Six at primary schools across the borough.
Bikeability is government-recognised, practical and professional training described by the Department for Transport (DfT) as “like Cycling Proficiency, but better”.
The two-day course, delivered by qualified BikeRight! instructors, will ensure that young people receive the practical skills and understanding that give them the confidence to ride on today’s busy roads.
Craig Atherton, Operations Manager at BikeRight!’s Manchester head office says, “We are delighted to be awarded the Bikeability contract for Stockport and are committed to delivering this contract in an outstanding manner, both in terms of quality and a focus on growing the number of young people who take part in this valuable training.
Working in partnership with the council in Stockport strengthens our commitment to the Greater Manchester area through employing local people and ensuring the safety of the next generation of road users.”
BikeRight! instructors Gaynor Kinsley and Janet Bramwell with head teacher Ms Losse and children from Hursthead Junior School after their Bikability training.
Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, Executive Member for Education said: “Cycle training is so important, especially at a young age and it’s great news that children across the borough will continue to be educated on how to cycle safely.”
There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills taking trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.