More than 8,000 children and adults in the borough have learned how to cycle in safety thanks to advice and training sessions from Richmond Council during the past two years.
Since Richmond upon Thames won Transport for London funding to deliver a ‘Smarter Travel’ programme two years ago, children as young as eight-years-old have been shown how to ride their bikes and scooters safely and sensibly.
In addition, almost 400 adults have taken part in one-to-one and group training sessions to bolster their own confidence in riding on the road and stay active.
Cllr Clare Head, Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Traffic said: “Many of our children love to cycle and being trained at school is very beneficial in terms of keeping them safe. In turn this also helps motorists because children are more confident on the roads and understand the basics of the highway code.
“They have been taught how to be courteous to other road users, and to watch out for dangers and for other cyclists and cars, and I’m glad to say the response has been positive."
As well as cycle safety training, more than 900 people have taken part in bike maintenance classes.
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