New research from YouGov has found that parents recognise the importance of cycle training for children. Nearly three-quarters (74%) of parents believe that cycle training is important, with only 14% of parents feeling confident enough to teach their child to ride safely on the roads using the Highway Code.
The national charity for cycle training, Bikeability Trust has declared the research an important step to supporting cycling as a life skill for children. 59% of parents want safe cycle routes for their children, and 30% would like mandatory driver education on sharing the road with cyclists. Emily Cherry, CEO of Bikeability Trust, commented on the research during Cycle to School Week last month:
“We know from feedback and research that children trained through Bikeability are safer, more confident cyclists, and parents back our teaching.
“Bikeability cycle training is essential to ensure Active Travel England reaches their target of 50% of journeys walked or cycled by 2030. If we embed these active habits now, we can ensure that our children grow up to be keen and confident cyclists.”
Instructors at First Step Cycle are Bikeability certified, offering your school peace of mind and the highest quality coaching. If you want the best in cycle instruction for your school, contact our team today.