School’s success on two wheels

Bridlington School Bikeability success
Bridlington School Bikeability success

A GROUP of cyclists from Bridlington school are believed to be among the first in the East Riding to complete the last stage of a new National Bikeability course.

Bikeability is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.

Split into three Bikeability levels, a youngster would start once they have learnt to ride a bike with 10-11 year olds progressing through to Level 2, and then Level 3 for 11 - 18 year olds at secondary school.

The Bridlington school group of around 11 riders, trained by instructors from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s road safety section over a six week period recently took their test.

It involved a 50 minute supervised ride on a route around West Hill then down toward the town centre taking in junctions and traffic lights when they were assessed for their road skills.

Each of the successful young cyclists were presented with luminous badges and bike light sets as a prize.