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A third of children think roads are too busy for them to cycle on

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

A new survey conducted to coincide with Cycle to School Week has revealed that more than a third of children are put off riding a bike because the roads are too busy. 28% said that people drove too fast, 24% said they felt nervous and 15% said that their parents worried too much for them to do so.

Kids cycling

The YouGov poll, carried out on behalf of cycling charity the Bikeability Trust, also found that two-thirds of children (66%) would like to go cycling with their mum and dad, while 39% wanted to cycle with their siblings.

The Bikeability Trust runs cycle training across the UK all year round. Local courses can be found on the Bikeability website.

Emily Cherry, Chief Executive at the Bikeability Trust, said: “Our survey revealed that children across Great Britain are keen to cycle – but some are afraid of getting out on our jam-packed roads. Not every parent can cycle either, so they might not feel confident helping their child to find their way on wheels.

“That’s why cycle training is so important, and why our expert trainers are so passionate about helping to give kids and their parents the confidence children need to make cycling a regular part of their routine.

“It’s great to see so many parents and schools supporting cycling all year round, not just on Cycle to School Week, but this week offers children who may not have cycled to school before an opportunity to participate.

She continued, “We urge the Prime Minister to listen to what children across the nation are telling us and commit to funding safe infrastructure and cycle training for every child.”

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