Cycling and scooting is so much fun. When the weather is nice, more children are likely to be out and about.
When children are on their bikes and scooters, does everyone know how important it is that we use them safely?
Bicycles and Scooters
Check out our booklet below. It gives you lots of hints, tips & safety advice on how you can cycle smart.
Cycling is a fun and a healthy way of getting around. We encourage cycling (and scooting) in South Yorkshire. It is a great way to get to school, be with your friends and family and it is environmentally friendly.
Make sure your helmet fits correctly and is not damaged. Make sure the straps are fitted around your chin properly and the helmet isn't too loose or too tight on your head.
Remember to accessorise!
You can add reflective items and small accessories to your bike to help you to be seen. Remember to have a bell if you are riding around pedestrians.
To keep safe always make sure that your bike is well looked after.
As we encourage people to cycle in South Yorkshire, we want to make sure that through practical skills and training it can help you keep safer on the roads and make cycling an enjoyable experience
Who is entitled to FREE training?
Did you know that ALL primary schools in South Yorkshire are entitled to free safer cycling training? This is usually for year 6 children. Research shows that children who have completed Bikeability are better able to recognise and deal with hazards.
Even if you don't participate yourselves try and find out about it and ask if you can take some pictures to display on your notice board.
Barnsley - email@example.com
Doncaster - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rotherham - Kerry@cycleexperience.com
Sheffield - email@example.com
Who does the training involve?
Qualified instructors take the children through several steps of training to improve their skills and confidence to navigate the roads more safely. There are three different levels that you can pass. For more information click here.
Even if your school doesn't do any cycle training there are many different things you could talk about to the children including safety equipment and cycle maintenance.
Just remember that if you need any resources or help with anything then get in touch with your JRSO Support Officer as they will have lots of things at their disposal.