Road safety taught to young cyclists

Mark Charlesworth and Shena Deuchars teaching the young peopleBackwell Bikeability. Cycling sessions

Mark Charlesworth and Shena Deuchars teaching the young peopleBackwell Bikeability. Cycling sessions for children. - Credit: Archant

The importance of cycling safely has been taught to children in Backwell.

Mark Charlesworth and Shena Deuchars teaching the young peopleBackwell Bikeability. Cycling sessions

Mark Charlesworth and Shena Deuchars teaching the young peopleBackwell Bikeability. Cycling sessions for children. - Credit: Archant

With the number of hours of daylight decreasing day by day at the moment, the need for cyclists to remain visible has never been more vital.

On Saturday, youngsters in the village took part in the cycling scheme at Backwell School.

The Bikeability programme covers a wide range of issues, including how to signal to pedestrians and motorists and also explains the the need to wear bright and fluorescent colours to make sure cyclists remain visible come day or night.

The Bikeability sessions are organised by North Somerset Council and run by Sole Cycling in primary schools and Life Cycle UK for the level three course.


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