Children are being encouraged to find out more about cycling safety
with an exciting stunt show at their school.
Pupils at primary schools in Airedale will have the opportunity to get
their bikes safety checked by an expert team, as well as learning about
the importance of wearing a helmet and leading a healthy lifestyle during
a series of cycling safety days.
Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust (tPCT) is backing the
Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative (NRSI) to bring the workshops to
local schools. Other schools involved in Airedale are Holycroft primary
school, Victoria primary school and Eastwood primary school. All these
schools will be having their safety day during the week of 21 May.
This is one of many initiatives that the NRSI have teamed up with the
tPCT to deliver. Others include cycle clubs, road cycling and providing
road safety resources.
The days are put on by RJ Ride Guide, a company which provide a
professional mountain bike instructor to teach the children road safety
and will also be putting on an extreme mountain bike stunt show. The stunt
show will help to encourage a further interest in sports and in leading an
active, healthy lifestyle.
Hannah Lindsey Physical Activity Team Co-ordinator for Bradford and
Airedale Teaching PCT said:
“We are supporting this project as it promotes positive messages to
reduce the number of accidents across the district and the importance of
having an active lifestyle. It is also an opportunity for schools to
access on-road cycling training and access to cycle clubs.
“We try to encourage children to be active, so it becomes part of their
routine and stays part of their lifestyle.”
Paul Grundy, Head Teacher at Worth Valley primary school
“Cycling is a very popular at our school - we have a Saturday morning
cycle club and a 500m track. We use bikes in PE lessons and organise
parent and child bike rides.
“Teaching the children more about safe cycling is crucial to us and we
are looking forward to the excitement of the demonstration and the
opportunity for children to bring their bikes to have them checked by
“The mountain bike show will be great to motivate the children further
in being active and will be really exciting for them.”