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11 Dec 2023

Bike Europe has reported that “serious concerns” remain about the enforcement of a ban on the sale of e-bike chargers and conversion kits by one of the largest online sellers,...

11 Dec 2023

It has been reported that The Cycle Show, the major industry event held at London's Alexandra Palace and which this year celebrated its 20th anniversary, has fallen victim to the challenging...

30 Nov 2023

New research from Lime entitled “Tackling the Gender Pedal Gap” has most women facing barriers to cycling, including poorly lit streets and isolated routes. The report claims...

27 Nov 2023

Torq Zone Academy, a leading institution of vocational training in South Africa, has been re-accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO), for another five years, to offer...

27 Nov 2023

Cycling UK has released its annual 100 Women in Cycling list for 2023, the seventh such initiative to celebrate women across the British cycling community and those who inspire others to cycle.

27 Nov 2023

The former commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Lord Hogan-Howe, has said number plates should be introduced on the back of bikes to stop so many cyclists being a danger on...

23 Nov 2023

Retail sector leaders have expressed a range of concerns, from taxation to business rates, following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement this week.

15 Nov 2023

The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA), which works with over 6,000 independent businesses of all sizes across the UK, has outlined its expectations from the government...

14 Nov 2023

ACT member and Cytech-accredited Stonehaven shop Bike Remedy has been given permission to expand its offering by building a bike shelter and tool station outside its premises.

14 Nov 2023

As more people turn to cycling, more jobs are being created in the industry, according to an article in The Sun.

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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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