Kids get on bikes in Buckhaven

Bikeability session at Buckhaven Primary School
Bikeability session at Buckhaven Primary School
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Buckhaven Primary School is taking up the challenge to get everyone more active in a bid to reduce parking problems around the school.

The pupils are undertaking Bikeability training, a major part of encouraging active travel.

Bikeability is the updated cycling proficiency training, and is designed to give
children the skills and confidence they need to cycle safely on today’s
roads.

Councillors Tom Adams, and David Graham visited the school to learn more about the project.

“It was great to take part in today’s bikeability session,” said Cllr Adams. “The children were really enthusiastic to take part. They’re getting the chance to learn lifelong skills that’ll encourage them to get out on their bikes more.

“I’m sure this training will encourage more children to cycle to school. Not only is this good exercise, but it’ll ease parking problems outside the school.”

Bikeability training is delivered by volunteers. So far, eight parents from Buckhaven have undergone training to provide these bikeability sessions.

Lynn Dyas, headteacher, commented: “We’re delighted our youngsters are taking part in this worthwhile initiative.

“I would like to thank the group of parents that have trained within this initiative and supported the implementation. Their invaluable support has made bikeability the success it is!”

To find out more or to volunteer, please go to www.fifedirect.org.uk/bikeability.