Thursday, April 18, 2024

1550 children step their cycling up a gear, Thanks to Bikeability

NEW figures released by the Bikeability Trust show a positive picture of children being offered cycling training in Thurrock.

1550 children in Thurrock took part in Bikeability cycle training from April 2019 – April 2020. The Department for Transport funded programme has been delivered to over 3.5million children in England since 2007 and proven to improve both cycle skills and confidence on the road. Earlier this week, the Prime Minister 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 (Link:

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.”

For more information about safe cycling tips and Bikeability’s summer competition, visit


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