You may be worried about the safety of your child cycling to school because there is belief that cycling is dangerous, but this is not the case.
Cycling is a healthy everyday activity. National records show it to be, mile for mile, every bit as safe as walking. While accidents can happen they are rare.
Cycling to school will:
It is statistically proven that nine out of ten drivers involved in fatal collisions with cyclists, say they never saw them. Visibility, then is vital, even during the day: according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, far fewer accidents occur at night. Therefore reflective clothing is available from our school outfitters..
Selecting a bike can be very confusing. The very cheap ones use poor components and may not survive the rigours of childhood cycling. Rigid frames are better for road cycling than suspension bikes, which are designed to use off road.
Before setting off your child should be taught to check the following: