On many a child’s Christmas list is a bike ... so it couldn’t be a better time for Fife Council’s CycleFife project and Frog Bikes to team up to give one away.
Last year CycleFife launched an initiative – which included ‘Bikeability’ training – to encourage children to cycle to school.
To help understand what impact this has had on children, CycleFife is now encouraging parents to fill out a quick online survey with their child.
It’s not just the young people who have taken part in the training that CycleFife wants to hear from. It’s also keen to find out how children, their parents and families as a whole cycle, and what barriers there may be that prevent them from cycling as much as they’d like.
As a thank you, everyone who enters will automatically go into a prize draw to win a custom-sized bike – kindly donated by Frog Bike.
The competition is open to all primary school children and will run until midnight on December 2. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is visit www.cyclefife.com and take part in the quick survey with your child.
The bike will be presented to the winner during the last week of term before the Christmas holidays, and there will also be two runners-up prizes as well as free cycling goodies for the first 100 entrants.
Provost Jim Leishman believes it’s important to get more pupils cycling to school.
He said: “To help with this, CycleFife has already supplied many schools with new Frog Bikes, training for staff and added cycle training into the PE curriculum for P6 pupils.
“Teaching Fife’s children good cycling skills are vital to encourage them to cycle safely, improve their cycling confidence and encourage them to get out on their bikes more often.”