Cycling: Children:Written question - 35995

Asked by Alex Chalk
Asked on: 28 April 2016
Department for Transport
Cycling: Children
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what programmes are in place to increase the numbers of children cycling to school.
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 09 May 2016

The Government would like to see an increase in the number of children cycling to school. We believe that cycle safety training can give children the skills and confidence they need to cycle on local roads.

Bikeability is the Government's long-standing programme of cycle training for school children, with over 1.7 million children trained since 2010. It is available to every local body in England (London has separate funding arrangements for Bikeability). Funding of £12 million a year has been confirmed for the next four years. This will provide a range of cycling activities to schools including on-road cycle training and Bikeability Plus, a new suite of training modules focussed on increasing levels of cycling school and cycle safety.

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