A first for Fife - bikeability hits new heights
Archived news: published on Tuesday 11 Jun 2019 by Fife Council
Bikeability hits new heights
Two North Fife Schools are the first in Fife to have pupils achieve Bikeability Level 3. This is the highest level of training offered through the Bikeability programme and requires classroom study as well as on road sessions over several days.
Pupils from Dairsie and Castlehill Primary Schools have been working from Level 1 Bikeability, growing and developing into safe and confident cyclists, ultimately reaching Level 3 under the watchful eyes of instructors Susan Walker and Andrew Morrison. The pupils demonstrated an admirable level of skill in all aspects of the course cycling through the historic town of Cupar.
Elaine Brailsford, Community Champion from a local supermarket ensured that all the pupils and trainers were fully hydrated and nourished over the duration of the training.
Bikeability is a programme run by Fife Council in partnership with Cycling Scotland to train children in riding their bikes safely and to develop the skills they require to deal with traffic when cycling on roads.
The Bikeability programme relies on volunteers to deliver the training and the Bikeability co-ordinator at Fife Council, Shealagh Crabb, is always keen to hear from people who would like to volunteer – full training is provided.
Shealagh said “I am delighted pupils at Dairsie and Castlehill Primary Schools have achieved Bikeability Level 3. Susan and Andrew were both very proud to be part of this journey with the six pupils who participated and the support from Elaine and her team helped enable the training to take place. Many schools throughout Fife already offer Bikeability Levels 1 & 2 but I am always looking for new volunteers to become involved in Bikeability training to allow it to be offered to as many children as possible – it’s a really rewarding process seeing children developing their skills and gaining in confidence.”
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 40 21 76 Contact Shealagh Crabb online
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