Woodbury children cycle course

YOUNG cyclists have been busy receiving tuition on how they can ride their bikes in a safer manner. Since the start of national cycle week last month, year six primary school children from Woodbury and Woodbury Salterton have taken part in a course, call

YOUNG cyclists have been busy receiving tuition on how they can ride their bikes in a safer manner.

Since the start of national cycle week last month, year six primary school children from Woodbury and Woodbury Salterton have taken part in a course, called National Bikeability.

Police community support officer Donna Baker helped deliver the safety training programme which included level one and two courses.

Donna said: "The children took part in an off-road cycling skills course for level one.


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"This includes a basic bike check, starting, stopping, riding along and use of gears; manoeuvres around objects and exercises to prepare for signalling whilst riding along.

"If successful the trainee goes on to take part in level two which includes being able to carry out a basic bike check, understanding the safety equipment and clothing used when cycling on the road.

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"The trainees then practice all the necessary manoeuvres for negotiating a cycle journey on a quiet road.

"Trainees must also demonstrate a basic understanding of the Highway Code, particularly how to interpret road signs.

"The courses demand concentration from the cyclist but are also rewarding for the youngsters."

Donna added: "Thanks to all those people who have assisted in running the courses.

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