Category: Bike Safety

Essential Viewing for All Cyclists, No Matter How Old or Young You Are.

Most cyclists have no idea what it is like to drive a large vehicle. Make sure that you know what drivers of large vehicles can really see.

Cycling Safety – Key Stage 1 Multimedia Tests

Direct Govs

Short interactive quizzes for Key Stage 1 children to do either in the lcass or at home on the subject of Cycling Safety.

Try the Cycle Safety tests @ http://talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk/cycling-safety.php

Be Seen, Be Bright

What you can wear to stay safe when cycling @ http://talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk/be-bright.php

Cycle Safety – Two Videos from Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team

Cycle Helmet Safety

A video featuring Louise Shannon a member of Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team talking about buying and wearing cycle helmets.

To view the Cycle Helmet Safety video http://www.safekids.co.uk/video-cycle-helmet-safety.html

A video featuring Lisa Scott a member of Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team talking about

Bicycle Safety Check

To view the Bicycle Safety Check video http://www.safekids.co.uk/video-bicycle-safety-check.html

Want to know where to cycle near you?

A website helping parents to locate local cycle routes to take young children on.

They say

Send for your free info pack and discover great places to cycle near you. As well as recommending rides and routes in your area, your pack comes with helpful advice about choosing a bike, getting it ready for riding, keeping it in tip-top condition, cycling with kids and more.

Sustrans is the charity behind the National Cycle Network, over 12,000 miles of traffic-free, quiet lanes and on-road walking and cycling routes all around the UK. Why not use it for getting to work or school, exploring the great outdoors, or just for exercise and fun?

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-we-do/free-your-bike

Bike Ability

Bike Ability
They say

Bikeability is the Cycling Proficiency Test for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads. There are three Bikeability levels and children will be encouraged and inspired to achieve all three levels, recognising that there is always more to learn and to enjoy on a bike.

Has a number of online resources, lesson plan and activity sheets, games…

Useful resource for:

  • Children
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Professional instructors
  • For further information on Bike Ability @ http://www.bikeability.org.uk/

    The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust

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    The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust aimed at increasing the awareness of using Bicycle Helmet when riding.

    They say…

    The Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust was set up in 1998 with the aim of reducing the number of children who are killed and injured every year in the UK as a result of head injuries sustained in cycling accidents.

    Government figures show that child cyclists are more than three times more likely to die on Britain’s roads than adult cyclists.

    According to Transport Research Laboratory data, child cyclists make up 6.6 per cent of road cyclists, yet they account for a disproportionate number of accident deaths.

    Research has demonstrated that helmets can reduce the severity of head injuries by up to 85 per cent.

    There are a series of interactive games and a cycling related wordsearch @ http://www.bhit.org/kidszone.html.

    A teachers pack & leaflets and posters are also available, including:

  • Teacher’s notes
  • Objectives and preparation
  • Role play suggestions
  • The five Ss
  • Five facts you may not know
  • Sample letter to parents
  • Quiz
  • Main structures and functions of the brain
  • Fact sheets