Redbridge schools’ cycling programme receives national award
A Redbridge scheme to give children the confidence to cycle safely on roads has been recognised nationally.
The Redbridge Schools Cycling Toolkit, run by Redbridge Council, was awarded the Cycling Initiative of the Year 2011 last Thursday by sustainable travel group Modeshift.
Through funding from Transport for London, pupils aged 10 and over in the borough’s schools have learned about how to cycle safely.
They have received training in cycle control skills, firstly in off-road environments and then on roads with support from trained school staff.
The scheme has led to 16 schools setting up bike clubs, cycling PE lessons or cycle training, with four more to join the initiative from March.
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The award was handed to Cllr Michelle Dunn, the cabinet member for highways, at Aldersbrook Primary School, Ingatestone Road, Wanstead, which runs a bike club.
Teacher Claire Burke said: “We are delighted to say that many more children are now cycling to school since the project was started and as teachers, we are proud to be involved in this initiative.”
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